Computerized Investing > July 7, 2012

Flipboard

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by CI Staff

In this age of social media, many of us have multiple social media accounts. In the attempt to follow these accounts under a single interface, there are a number of news readers and aggregators out there. One of the more popular apps that accomplishes this task is Flipboard. This free app collects the content of social media and other websites and presents it in a magazine format that users “flip” through to browse their chosen feeds. An iOS version has been available since 2010, but an Android-based app just became available at the end of June. This free app combines news sources and social media streams into a single, easy-to-use interface.

After installing the app on your iOS or Android device, it is a good idea to set up a free Flipboard account. This allows you to sync content across multiple devices. Once you have done that, you select from a broad range of topics to appear on your Flipboard, including News, Business and Politics. You can also add news streams from your various social media accounts, such as Google+, Facebook and Twitter, as well as RSS feeds. Interestingly, Flipboard doesn’t sync with LinkedIn, a social networking site for professionals.

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