Flipboard, one of the iPad‘s defining applications, is built atop a simple premise: the stuff your friends and other citizens of the web create and collect is interesting and deserves to be presented in a beautiful, browsable form, with big photos and slick typography. That’s why the app, which is also available for the iPhone and Android, calls itself a “social magazine.”
But what if the beautiful, browsable content consisted of items which you picked by hand to share with the world?
That’s the biggest new idea in Flipboard 2.0, which the company is releasing tonight. Probably the most significant Flipboard update so far, it lets you create personalized sections — magazines-within-the-social-magazine — on any topic, populated with interesting items you can add on the fly as you come across them within Flipboard or in your browser. Unless you mark a magazine as private, it’ll show up in…
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