Flipboard Brings More Social Media to Latest Edition
(Press Release) DECEMBER 16, 2010, PALO ALTO, CA—Today, Flipboard released the latest edition of its popular social magazine for Apple's iPad, taking the way people browse social content to the next level. Now, in addition to Facebook and Twitter, Flipboard's readers can flip through photos and articles shared via Flickr and Google Reader as well as easily browse more of what these social networks have to offer including favorites, folders, groups, and friend lists. Users can now also post updates, tweets and photos from anywhere within the magazine. With these additions, Flipboard, recently named iPad app of the year by Apple, continues to transform the way people discover, browse, share content across their social networks.
"The people you're connected to via your social networks are becoming curators of the news and information that matters to you, an important principle we are increasingly seeing in Flipboard," said Mike McCue, founder and CEO at Flipboard. "Many of our readers use Google Reader and Flickr for news and photos curated by people they trust. The full integration of these social networks takes us another step toward realizing our vision of a social magazine that puts everything you care about in one place."
New social content: Flickr, Google Reader, more of Facebook and Twitter
Flipboard users can now view content from Flickr and Google Reader, two of the most requested social networks by readers. In addition to viewing the content shared by all your friends and contacts for each of these popular communities, a user can also browse shared items, starred items and folders of RSS subscriptions in Google Reader or check out their favorites, groups and photostreams in Flickr.
Similarly, users can navigate to Facebook groups, fan pages, friends' photos or friend lists in Flipboard's social magazine style. And with Twitter, tap on the masthead to view favorite tweets, tweets that mention you or your public and private lists.