Flipboard iPad App Makes a Magazine from Twitter, Facebook

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A new iPad app called Flipboard is attempting to bridge the gap between the straightforward, simplified layout of a magazine and the endless amounts of disorganized information available on Facebook and Twitter.

The app is free to download and positions itself as “a social magazine that brings to life the stories, photos, news and updates being shared across Twitter and Facebook,” according to the company’s press release.

Flipboard CEO Mike McCue says, “We believe the timeless principles of print can make social media less noisy, more visually compelling and ultimately more mainstream.” Apparently investors agree, as the company just nabbed $10.5 million in funding.


Aside from simply reading content from people you follow on Twitter and your Facebook friends, you can also choose from pre-set categories like sports, news, tech, and more, “with content hand-curated from popular and interesting Twitter feeds.” You can also create sections based on search topics, individual people, or Twitter lists.

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