How to Create Your Own Social Magazine
Released Tuesday, a new edition of Flipboard aims to turn the social magazine into a place for self expression. Flipboard is claimed to be the world’s first social magazine.
Available on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, this second generation of Flipboard takes the experience full circle, letting readers not only enjoy content from around the world but also collect things they find on Flipboard to create their own magazines on any topic, event or personal interest.
Flipboard Social Magazine
Now it’s easy for people to collect, save and share stories, videos and photos on Flipboard. Using the new “+” button found on items in Flipboard or by using the new Flipboard bookmarklet for the web, readers can fill their magazines with content that expresses a point of view, reflects personal tastes or shares ideas they find inspiring.
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For publishers this is a new way to share archival content, publish their collections or package together stories in a totally new way on Flipboard.
“This is our biggest release ever and one that we think will open an entirely new experience for our readers,” said Mike McCue, Flipboard CEO.
There are basic tools to manage and share a magazine. To change the cover of a magazine, a simple tap and hold on any item in the magazine lets the user select “promote to cover.”
To delete a magazine or make it private, there is an “edit” button on the cover of the magazine. Also on the cover is a “share” button so curators and readers can easily share magazines via email, Facebook or Twitter.
Flipboard is available for free from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch or at www.AppStore.com/Flipboard.