Flipboard is what it would look like.
What is Flipboard?
It’s content curation at its finest. Think social app meets magazine app. It collects popular content from news publications, blogs, and social networks and displays it in a magazine-like format. The Flipboard app is available on smartphones, tablets, and in February 2015 it became accessible through the web.
How do I use Flipboard?
At first it can seem a bit overwhelming. There is a lot of content at your fingertips with this app. When you first sign in, you’re prompted to choose various topics that interest you. This reminded me of Pinterest, which is another social curation site. Just to clarify, curation is the act of organizing content. Once you pick the topics you want to see (travel, art, exercise, technology, photography, marketing, etc.), you can start liking, sharing, or flipping articles. When you “flip it” you are republishing to one of your own magazines (similar to pinning in the Pinterest app). If you want more of an in-depth overview, Flipboard has tutorial videos included on their website.
What are other social curation sites?
Some of the more popular social curation platforms include Scoop. It!, Pocket, and Storify. All three are great for those who struggle with FOMO (“fear of missing out”). These apps, while all different in their own ways, essentially compile stories, videos, and images that interest you. Curation is very personalized and helps make sense of the increasingly overwhelming social web.
Now go, and create your destiny!
Or rather flip, pin, scoop relevant articles that are compiled in an organized fashion for your every day or every hour consumption. Never get bored again. Need decorating ideas…Pinterest. Want to read about “11 common fears people have at work”…Flipboard. Social curation conveniently just “gets you.”