Don’t Fear Flipboard
This new social aggregator could hold publishing’s entire future in its tablet-sized hands.
The idea of “new” reads as convenience, and in our tech-heavy society new also means consolidation, time-saving, and customization. “New” knows what you want, and must prove clever enough to gain public approval and following through understanding market failings, then how to improve them. Publishing is in desperate need of “new.” The evolutions of portable devices such as smartphones and tablets have changed the way we think about not only “new” but “news.” Enter the social aggregator; enter Flipboard.
Flipboard is a free app for the Android, iPhone and iPad, and what is called a social aggregator. As an aggregator it connects feeds from Facebook, Twitter, you name it, into one convenient location in a beautiful magazine layout. It consolidates various sources of interest from film, news, TV, celebrity gossip, tech, science, food, design, etc., from countless publications and places. Blogs, acclaimed new sources, obscure news sources, areas of pondering wonder you thought were buried deep within the web – all come together in this unique specimen of a customized information feed. Not only can you read your favorite magazines, newspapers, blogs, etc., but Flipboard allows you to create your own customized, online magazine. Watch this video and understand how Flipboard functions to the user lifestyle.