Flipboard 2.0 lets create your own magazine

Popular news app Flipboard has been updated to 2.0 and introduces the ability to make your own magazines. These magazines are made of content you find and collect on Flipboard or the web (with a bookmarklet). The magazines are public and your friends can like and comment on stories.

Tapping the [+] will "flip" the item you’re looking at into your very own Flipboard magazine. Magazines are great for collecting the things you discover and they can be shared publicly or kept private just for you. For example, you can create a beautiful magazine full of all the places you want to explore or all the books you want to read.

When you create a magazine, you can share it to your favorite social networks to ask your friends to subscribe. Unfortunately, magazines can only be viewed with the Flipboard app, so if a friend clicks your link from a computer, they will not be able to see the content of your magazine -- just an invitation to get the app.

The new magazine feature reminds me a lot of Pinterest. Instead of boards, you have magazines, but it's essentially the same idea.

What do you think of Flipboard 2.0? Have you created any magazines, yet? If so, what topics do they cover? Feel free to share them in the comments below!

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