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Keeping up with all your online news

Updated on June 11, 2012
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Recently I have taken to trying out various different methods of keeping up with what is going on in the internet world. Originally I started reading the news on Google News about two years ago, but soon moved to their Google Reader platform because it is more customizable to the user.

A few months ago I discovered an app for the iPad made by Google called "Currents". This app took everything that I loved about Reader and put it onto the iPad so I could easily keep up with what is going on in the world. I soon discovered that there was a small downside to this app. While Currents was very user friendly and kept me up to date with everything that was going on the world I was unable to keep up with my Facebook news and twitter.

This is where Flipboard comes in to the picture. Like currents the user is able to follow numerous magazines on any topic under the sun, and the users are able to attach their Facebook and Twitter accounts to the app so one never has to feel left out again. Flipboard also has made it easier than ever to moderate what you the user would like to see in your "magazine" for example if there is a friend on facebook that you don't want to know everything about his life you can mute his feeds and he will stop showing up in your magazine. The same works for authors of real magazines.

Sharing on flipboard has also been simplified, since your twitter and Facebook are integrated into the app sharing is a breeze. While reading an article a small button appears at the bottom of the screen one simply presses this button and chooses where you could like to share this article. There is even an option to save it for later. I have the pocket app for this. I send the articles that I would really like to read to pocket and later sit down and go through them.

Oh the joys of technology, following what is going on the world has never been so simple.

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    • steinbergr profile imageAUTHOR

      steinbergr 

      6 years ago from Israel

      ghost thanks for the comment, I tend to use Google reader myself mostly just look at the headlines, but for other news such as technology science... (basically everything but politics) I use Flipboard and try to read full articles. Mostly hard news just doesn't hold my attention very well.

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      Ghost32 

      6 years ago

      Interesting. I just keep on using Yahoo! as my home page, take a gander at their headlines every once in a while.

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