Almost daily, someone thanks me via Twitter for featuring him or her in the StorytellingPractitioners Daily. This week, I was also chided for a less-than-appropriate choice of content.
The thing is … I don’t make the content choices. I feel very guilty about the expressions of gratitude because I play almost so role whatsoever in choosing the content that is featured in this online publication.
The publication is automatically generated every day by a site called Paper.li, which “organizes links shared on Twitter [and apparently, now Facebook] into an easy-to-read newspaper-style format.”
I don’t know how content is chosen; I’m assuming it’s through some sort of algorithm.
For a Twitter-based publication, Paper.li uses either the links tweeted by a person’s followers based on a hashtag, or in the case of StorytellingPractitioners Daily, the tweets of people on a given Twitter list.
To be included in StoryPractitioners Daily, a person or entity needs to be on my @AStoriedCareer StorytellingPractitioners list. My only role in choosing the content for StorytellingPractitioners Daily is having placed specific Twitter followers on my StorytellingPractitioners list.
I appreciate the thanks, but I really don’t deserve them.