Flipboard for iPad: ‘Social Magazine’ Integrates Facebook & Twitter

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Since Flipboard’s announcement on July 20, there has been a lot of interest surroung the new iPad application which collects and aggregates news feeds and information from Facebook, Twitter and other social networking websites in a digital magazine-styled layout.

Flipboard’s CEO Mike McCue has stated that the application receives over 1 billion messages every single day, and is rapidly becoming the go-to application to discover and share content via the web.

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Users (or readers) are presented with a constantly updated magazine-styled layout to make it easier for them to browse through the news that is specifically tailored to their needs, in a view that can easily be navigated and customized.

Flipboard seems to have opened up a new gateway for users who would never even bother reading Twitter feeds or tweets, or looking through the constant Facebook updates of close friends and family. Instead, they can choose what information is presented to them, that will be presented in a completely unique and easy to access way, much like that of a magazine.

One defining factor that this application also has is that it is FREE, and can be downloaded at the official Flipboard website, or through Apple’s App Store.

If you would like to see how Flipboard works, check out the video below this article and tell us exactly how you get on with the application. Is it a revolution? The rest of the social media world seems to think so.

Source: Independent