What are ‘Newsrooms’?
On Topico, people curate their own personal newsfeeds on an issue, event or topic of interest.
(We call these curations, Newsrooms.)
Like news aggregators, they’re simply topic-centric newsfeeds (without commentary) – except they’re yours to curate, cultivate and share with the Topico community.
Your Newsroom is your own curated feed of articles around an issue, event, or topic of interest.
People can recommend your articles, subscribe to your curation, and set push notifications.
It’s easy to create a title, select a banner, and choose a personal color to make it uniquely yours.
The power of curation
Newsroom curations are topic-centric so that the members posting articles are focused on contributing to a unique timeline on an event, issue or topic of interest.
Anatomy of a Newsroom
Tap on the Newsroom menu to view your options.
*Note some options will only be available to the curator of the Newsroom.
This promotes the newsroom by placing it on your own personal profile so that others can discover the Newsrooms you find interesting.
You can set your Newsroom to ‘permission to post’ to designate which members can post into your Newsroom.
This opens a menu (see below) to connect other Newsrooms to this one. Once connected, any new posted article to the connected Newsroom will also appear in yours as well.
Toggle this options to receive push notifications when new articles are posted. Default is OFF.
All bookmarks are placed in the ‘SEARCH’ (magnifying glass icon at the top of the screen) panel.
Subscribe to a Newsroom to receive updates when new articles are posted into its feed.
You need an article copied into your clipboard to post into a Newsroom.
*note. Some Newsrooms may not allow community posting. These Newsrooms will have the option to post disabled.
This opens up more options such as report, edit and abandon.
See an issue with the title, or content of a Newsroom. Report it here.
This opens up a number of options to edit/update a Newsroom.
*note. You cannot change the #TOPIC of a Newsroom.
You cannot delete a Newsroom, but you can always abandon it for someone else to take over.
When you abandon a Newsroom it places a ‘CLAIM NEWSROOM’ option on the Newsroom tile for other members to take possession.
Simply takes you back to the main Newsroom options menu.
You can edit the title of your Newsroom. Have fun. Be creative.
This opens a menu to change whether a Newsroom allows posting from anyone, or just (you) the curator.
You can always change the color of your Newsroom at any time.
Changing the color also effects the influence rings and recommendation bars within the Newsroom.
Want to swap out your existing banner? Go ahead and choose from our gallery of images, or use your own.
This simply takes you back to the ‘more options’ panel.
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