Word of the Week: Flipboard

Word of the Week: Flipboard

By Word of the Week on December 16th, 2011

Flipboard: Flipboard is a social news app that integrates all of your social networks with the news that you want to follow. Released last year for the iPad and just last week for the iPhone, Flipboard provides a simple yet unique way to keep up with your social life and your news while seamlessly sharing between the two. Users can choose from hundreds of news sources in several categories to add to their board, along with their own Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Tumblr accounts. As the name suggests, users literally flip through headlines and images to quickly scan the latest news items within the topics that have been chosen. The Twitter portion of the app is fully functional, allowing users to tweet, retweet and follow their timeline, while also allowing simple sharing of any link read elsewhere within Flipboard. The app also connects with your phone’s browser to pull up full stories, and users can move between the app and the browser without having to close either one.