I have recently invested in an iPad after some deliberations over whether I really needed one and could therefore justify the money. I decided that in fact it would be a good investment as without a smart phone I regularly found I needed to quickly look something up or use it whilst I was out and I have definitely made the right decision. What I didn’t expect was how the app ‘Flipboard’ which I had never heard of before getting the iPad would make such a difference to my accessing the wealth of information on Twitter and blogs.
Flipboard uses a magazine display which presents beautifully a range of information from across social networking sites. You can set Flipboard to connect with your Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and many others. You can then choose to show your traditional ‘Newsfeed’, ‘Timeline’ or ‘Photostream’ or you can focus in on a specific user, group or hashtag. Flipboard also has a range of newspapers and news of its own which you can follow.
Flicking through Flipboard I am always amazed at the wealth of information which is so easily accessible. The magazine layout allows me to quickly sift through the things which aren’t of interest and gives me a snippet of articles to see if I would like to explore further. I can keep up to date with all of my separate accounts as well as specific zones of interest such as #ukedchat and classrmdisplays.