Edit Your Own Digital Magazine – Flipboard Launches the World’s First Social Media Magazine on the Apple iPad

21 Jul

Today, the iPad will get a new app. It will transform the way people discover and share content by combining the beauty and ease of print with the power of social media. Flipboard is founded by Mike McCue, former CEO of TellMe and Evan Doll, former iPhone engineer at Apple. Flipboard calls itself “a social magazine that brings life to the stories, photos, new and updates being shared across Twitter and Facebook.”

“With over 1 billion messages posted every day, social networks are quickly becoming the primary way people discover and share content on the Web. The result is a huge influx of incoming messages and links people must sort through across multiple web sites just to stay up to date,” said Mike McCue, Flipboardʼs CEO. “We believe the timeless principles of print can make social media less noisy, more visually compelling and ultimately more mainstream.”

The magazine is created from a user’s social content that can be easily separated in sections and personalized. Readers can choose from a list of suggested section topics such as sports, tech, news and style with curated content from popular feeds or create a new section simply by searching a topic.

Flipboard will debut in its first public demo tomorrow at the FORTUNE Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, Colorado at 4:40pm MDT. Fortune is offering virtual access to the Brainstorm conference. Register here.

For more information go to flipboard.com and download the app on iTunes! Follow @Flipboard on Twitter for updates.

So how exciting is this? You can edit your own digital magazine. Now I can save time with all my tweets, links, feeds and pages curated in one super social media magazine! Wonderfully designed.


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