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Curate Your Own Magazine with the New Flipboard

Curate Your Own Magazine with the New Flipboard | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
Your Social Magazine. Available for iPad, iPhone & Android.
Robin Good's insight:



FlipBoard, the iOS app that allows you to find, discover and subscribe to the news you are interested in, is now ready to make everyone a publisher / curator too.


FastCompany reports: Flipboard is opening the floodgates and enabling any user to create a collection of media. The new version of Flipboard, says Flipboard CEO Mike McCue, "allows anyone to effectively build their own magazine on Flipboard. They can pull together content under any topic they're passionate about--[and share] other articles, photos, videos, music--pretty much anything."


"It's simple to start your own magazine on Flipboard. Just hit the app's new + button to create a digital rag, give it a title and description, and select a category.


From there, as you browse Flipboard, it's easy to add an article or YouTube video or photo to your own magazine; a cover image will automatically be created for your custom magazine, too.


Other Flipboard users can subscribe to your magazine, and you'll get notifications for when a user comments on a piece of content and also will receive stats such as how many page flips your magazine is seeing. "A community starts to build around this content," McCue says."

Source: FastCompany


Find out more: http://flipboard.com/


AppStore download: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flipboard-your-social-news/id358801284


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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, March 31, 2013 7:54 PM

A great way to aggregate and present content to students.  Or even better, flip that process and have students create their own content collections.

Kim Flintoff's curator insight, March 31, 2013 7:54 PM

A great way to aggregate and present content to students.  Or even better, flip that process and have students create their own content collections.

Robin Martin's curator insight, April 1, 2013 4:43 PM

Will definitely try this one out!

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Curation Is The Wrong Answer When Your Problem Is To Quickly Publish Great Content

Curation Is The Wrong Answer When Your Problem Is To Quickly Publish Great Content | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

Ryan Skinner nails it right on the head:


"...Curation is the wrong answer when the question is:


“How can I fill our sales funnel with cheap content, quicker than quick?”


And it’s the right answer when the question is:


“How can I give people a deeper understanding of what I know and love?


...


Here a few gems from his six key recommendations:


As narrow as possible: If you’re one guy with one hour a week, you can’t curate a good newsletter about cloud technology. The less resources you have at your disposal, the narrower should be your topic, your focus and your audience.


More than a link: This is the era of frictionless sharing, goddammit. Friction is a demonstration of care. Anyone can send a link. If you’re going to curate and share, add something. Some insight. Commentary. But no more than necessary.


Slap asses: If you’re going to curate someone’s content, you owe it to yourself and to them to be open about it. Preferably, it’s someone you follow and share comments with. And be sure to give them credit.


Give away the reins: To whatever extent possible, allow the people you’re curating for, to influence contents in the future. The likes of Reddit have made this idea their raison d’etre. There’s a reason for that.


Read the other recommendations and the full article: http://www.velocitypartners.co.uk/2012/01/18/get-to-terms-with-content-curation-pros-and-cons-and-6-principles/ 


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