Flipboard: The Interactive App to Keep You Informed

8 04 2014

By: Andrea Larson (@andrea_larson_)

College life can be hectic with all the activities and schoolwork students are juggling, and staying current with the latest news sometimes is not on top of the priority list. Thanks to social media sites, staying up-to-date is getting easier. And with more applications being designed, there are ways to stay connected to trending stories and news. I want to share one with you because I have fallen in love with it.

Flipboard is a way to discover, read, collect and share news you care about. It is an application you can personalize to include your favorite social networks, publications, blog articles and topics to stay connected and informed on the things that interest you the most.

How Flipboard works

After downloading the app and creating a free account, you choose categories you want to show up on your Flipboard. The categories house the latest articles and publications that are newsworthy. The categories you choose will show up on a virtual, interactive magazine for you to easily flip through. You can choose to include social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more, which also will show up one your Flipboard.

Example of my Flipboard on my phone

Example of my Flipboard on my phone

If you don’t find a category you are looking for or want to focus on a specific topic, you have the option to search anything from hashtags to websites to further narrow the information.

You have the option to create your own magazine(s), outside your Flipboard, with the content you liked the most so you can revisit them anytime. You can create multiple magazines with different topics and discussions.

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How to navigate your Flipboard

 

Where is Flipboard available to download? It can be downloaded straight to your smart phone or tablet:

  • Apple app store
  • Google play
  • Windows store
  • Blackberry world

Use Flipboard as a widget or profile badge to share your Flipboard on your website or blog to promote your findings and increase your traffic on the web.

Why Download the App?

As students pursuing a career in journalism, PR, advertising and other areas in a media-driven society, knowing what is happening around you is important. Consider downloading Flipboard so you can stay connected and push out compeling content.

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