Yes, you hear me right. This is where the future of social media lies...
The concept is pretty much similar to Lunch.com if not a lot more! Flipboard was a news reader, now it is comprising of millions of magazines created by members and readers. Curating similar topic of interest is the main driver in this iOS app and in just barely two months over 1/2 million magazines been created by its members.
Wait... that's what Android users are still doing as Flipboard hasn't been upgraded to version 2 as yet. Until then, iPhone users are having a blast creating all sort of magazines.
The result? It doesn't take a genius to know that sooner or later printed magazines will be a thing of the past, just like the CDs and DVDs.
What does Flipboard 2.0 do other than curating articles from all over the web and within its own app environment? Well, it is also videos and photos enabled, curating at its best. Imagine flipping through a magazine with all these embedded within its pages when the source materials can be any corner of the web! That's unthinkable for publishers! Not to mention every waking hours there are millions of people doing that! Who is still waiting for magazines to be published on paper?!?!?!?!?! Poor souls... many will be out of job soon!
As of today, I've created over 50 magazines, some public and some private. That figure speaks for itself, don't you think?!
Tip: If you've no idea where to start and have a flickr account, think about this... your photos on flickr are already in a magazine within Flipboard. All you need to do is just download the app, click on search to look for your user name and you'll find everything you have on twitter, facebook, google + and flickr in a magazine of your own!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's totally awesome as far as I'm concerned!
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