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This article was published on March 27, 2014

    A year later, Flipboard says over 7 million magazines have been created by its community

    A year later, Flipboard says over 7 million magazines have been created by its community
    Nick Summers
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    Nick Summers

    Nick Summers is a technology journalist for The Next Web. He writes on all sorts of topics, although he has a passion for gadgets, apps and Nick Summers is a technology journalist for The Next Web. He writes on all sorts of topics, although he has a passion for gadgets, apps and video games in particular. You can reach him on Twitter, circle him on Google+ and connect with him on LinkedIn.

    Exactly one year ago, Flipboard rolled out ‘version two’ of its magazine-inspired news reader service with a new tool that meant readers could create and share their own publications.

    Today, the company celebrated the feature’s first anniversary by announcing that over 7 million magazines have now been created by its users.

    These “magazines” are comprised of one or more articles that users have bookmarked for safe keeping on Flipboard. Magazines  can be given a name and shared externally to other social networks, and it’s also possible for multiple people to work on the same publication, rather like a collaborative pinboard on Pinterest.

    It’s certainly a unique feature and shows the demand for repurposing Web-based content in a premium, laid-back reading experience. If you’re a Flipboard user be sure to check out The Next Web’s magazine too – we update it every Friday.

    Read More: Flipboard for iOS now lets you share stories directly with other users / Flipboard acquires fellow content aggregator Zite from CNN

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