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In Three Minutes, We Can Teach You How to Create Your Very Own Flipboard Magazine

If you’re just getting started with Flipboard magazines — or just thinking about getting ready to maybe possibly create your very own Flipboard magazine someday — this walkthrough video is a great way to get oriented.<p>The video is just three minutes long, but it demonstrates everything you need to …

Education

View Twitter Lists on Flipboard to Find Great Content for Your Magazines

If you’re a Flipboard MagMaker, you’re always on the hunt for relevant material to add to your magazines. Here’s a handy trick to make that task much easier. Adding Twitter Lists to your Flipboard is a fast and convenient way to curate amazing Flipboard magazine content that makes readers say …

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How to Promote Your Flipboard Magazine

You’ve created a Flipboard magazine and filled it with fabulous content. Now you’re ready to start building an audience. What’s the best way to promote your magazine?<p>Flipboard magazines are viewable on the web, so there are plenty of promotional possibilities. Anyone can enjoy your magazines — no …

Personal Computers

Use This Shortcut to Add Content to Your Magazines From Your Mobile Devices

You’re active. You’re mobile. You’re on the go, on the town and on your way. You’re reading via the web browser on your smartphone or tablet device, and you need a simple way to flip content from the mobile browser to your Flipboard magazines. Here’s a technique to make that easier via Android or …

Apps

Promote Your Magazines with Flipboard’s Web Badges

You’ve created a Flipboard magazine, and it looks fantastic. Now you’re ready to share it with people who also read your blog or website. That just got easier, thanks to Flipboard’s new magazine widget and profile badges.<p>The magazine widget is an eye-catching graphic that updates automatically to …

Widgets

Five of the Most Popular Types of Flipboard Magazine

There are two questions would-be MagMakers often ask:<p>a) What’s the best way to use a Flipboard magazine?b) Are there models I should look at for guidance on how to curate a great Flipboard magazine?<p>Truth is, you can use Flipboard magazines to curate and share content in a potentially infinite …

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How to create magazines using Flipboard

Raise your hand if you're on Twitter, have a Facebook account, +1 on Google+, upload photos to Instagram and pin on Pinterest.<p>Good. I see lots of hands.<p>Now how many of you are on Flipboard and are using the platform to create magazines?<p>I still see a decent number of hands. But as someone who uses …

How to Create your Blog’s Flipboard Magazine

Flipboard is one of the best feeds app available. No other app in the category gathers content in such a beautiful UI and provides more than enough …

How to Build an Audience for Your Flipboard Magazine

You’ve created a Flipboard magazine. Now you want more people to read it. Try these techniques to grow your magazine readership:<p><b>Focus, Focus, Focus</b><br>Give your magazine a clear topic or point-of-view. You can create a magazine about whatever you want, but if attracting an audience is a priority, avoid …

Storytelling

Oops! How to Remove Stories from Your Flipboard Magazines

It happens: Perhaps your finger slipped, so you ended up adding a story to the wrong magazine by mistake. Or maybe you decided that a story wasn’t really such a great fit for your magazine after all. Or maybe you’re just tired of the story and want it to go away.<p>Whatever the reason, if you want to …

Apps

How Hashtags Can Help Your Magazines on Flipboard

The <b>#</b> symbol, known as the “pound” or “hash” key on your phone, is now more popularly known across social media as the hashtag. You may have used it to confirm automated instructions with a bank or phone company or in a list of numbers, but in computing, the hashtag is a metadata tag or label for …

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What Kind of Publisher Are You? Tips for When You Go Live

Whether you’re publishing spontaneously or following a planned schedule, there are key things to have in place before your magazine goes live. How do you know when you’re ready?<p>Here’s a handy dandy checklist of basics. Do you have…<p>…an amazing, illustrative cover image?<p>…a clear, relevant magazine …

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Make Your Magazines Move with Animated GIFs

Everywhere you look on the Internet, you’ll encounter moving images of cute cats falling over, your favorite sitcom quotes and laugh-out-loud snippets. Where did it all come from? GIF stands for “Graphics Interchange Format,” an image type created in 1987 by CompuServ and later animatable by …

GIF Animations

Five Things You Absolutely, Positively Need to Know About Your Flipboard Magazines

Flipboard magazines are a beautiful way to curate and share your favorite articles, photos, videos and audio tracks. Yet beyond the basic ability to flip content into your magazines via Flipboard’s “+” button, there are five more things you can do with your magazine that every magazine-maker …

Social Media

How to Link Social Media Accounts on Flipboard

Flipboard is an application available to the four major mobile systems in the market. It enables users to flip through various headlines in different …

Social Media

FlipTip: Edit Your Full Name

<i>Every Tuesday, we’ll have a simple tip related to MagMaking in this blog. Some tips will be for power curators, but others, like this one, are good to know if you’re just starting out.</i><p>Sometimes, the username you created at sign-up wasn’t exactly what you wanted. Never fear — you can still have any …

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Let’s Be Real: Your Cover Really Does Matter

You may not be able to fairly judge a magazine by its cover, but people will try to anyway, so be sure to keep your magazine covers fresh and enticing.<p><b>Here are a few tips on how to capture readers’ attention with a great cover:</b><p>Choose images that evoke an emotional response, such as pictures of …

Social Media

You’re Invited! How to Collaborate on Magazines with Contributors

Adding contributors to your magazine can create a new dynamic for you on Flipboard. Another person’s perspective can expand your reach and round out your magazines with articles you may not have thought of or discovered yourself. Invite and motivate a friend who is trying the same diet as you or …

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5 Reasons Why Pictures Make Your Flipboard Magazine Better

Flipboard is a visual platform. Photographs don’t just make your magazines <i>look</i> better, they also help to increase their discoverability and engagement.<p>The brain processes images 60K times faster than text.<br>• 90% of the information transmitted to the brain is visual.<br>• 40% of our neural tissue is directly …

Social Media

MagMaking 101: Make Your First Flipboard Magazine

On Flipboard it’s easy to make your own Flipboard magazine to collect articles, images, social posts, videos or SoundCloud files to share with others or to save so that you can refer to them at a later date. Flipboard Magazines are flexible and customizable and can be used to showcase your passions …

Marketing

Web Tools Update: Editing Text, Picking Images and Quick Cover Picker

Today’s Flipboard for Web update makes editing your magazines’ captions, images and covers a little easier.<p>Here’s what’s new:<p>1) <b>Edit commentary and text updates:</b> Click “Edit” on any of your magazines, then click on an item to add or edit any commentary you’ve written to accompany the article. This …

Tutorials

So You’re New to Flipboard? Here’s What You Need to Know

Ah, Flipboard. So much information to read. So many topics to explore. Flipping through beautiful magazines, you’re thinking, “I could never do that.” Well, wrong. With all the tools Flipboard provides, even beginners don’t have to look like newbies. Here are some ways to ensure your Flipboard …

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How to Combine Twitter Lists with Flipboard

<b>If you are following more than 250 people on Twitter for a professional purpose, merging Twitter lists with Flipboard isn’t a tip, it’s a …

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How to Curate a Flipboard Magazine for Events

A Flipboard Magazine can be your repository of live tweets, videos, photos and news coverage during events. It can be a conference, class, festival, meet up or anything social online, like a chat. The key is a is to pull all relevant hashtag and accounts together with Flipboard.<p>For those of you new …

Marketing

Want to Squat More Weight? Take a Deep Breath

If you’ve been looking to add more power to your squat, we have the answer for you—and it takes just one simple move.<p>According to Joel Marion, …

17 extreme celebrity fitness transformations

Jake Gyllenhaal<p><b>What He Did:</b> Gyllenhaal gained 30 pounds and 15 pounds of muscle. <b>Why He Did It:</b> To look and play the role of a world-champion boxer in …

The Workout to Build Muscle With Light Weights

“I have only one pair of light dumbbells. Is there any way I can get a good workout?” — Cedric T., South Norwalk, CT<p>Just because you have lighter …

How to build a workout routine

An effective workout is more than a sum of its parts. Its ability to build muscle, burn fat, and improve performance depends upon everything from its …