I was so happy when the CEO of Zite (@philosophygeek) responded to my Social Magazine app review and expressed his gratitude via Twitter. Yesterday I realized that we can’t browse our interests based on our interests on Flipboard. It’s a total failure. In my review I mentioned that I’ll be using Flipboard to read Digital Marketing content but now I realized that we can’t follow a topic using Flipboard. We must either follow a twitter handle or a blog related to our favorite topic.
I relied on Google Reader for everything “news & feeds” ever since they launched it. But today we live on an information superhighway and we’re overloaded with all the information under the sun.
I had subscribed to over 40 RSS feeds that publish 120+ articles daily. Thanks to TechCrunch & Mashable who post at least 80 articles daily (combined) and that keeps me busy whenever I check Google Reader. What’s interesting or should I say disheartening is that 90% of their posts are irrelevant for me.
Now I have installed one of the the social magazine app called Flipboard. And yeah, I must say that it does a pretty good job as it transforms our favorite websites and blogs into a magazine. But still Flipboard was not the perfect app for me so I tried its competitor apps namely Google Currents, Pulse.me, and Zite.
Today I’m going to review the popular Social Magazine apps – Flipboard, Google Currents, Pulse, and Zite. And I’ll tell you why I prefer Zite over Flipboard as my everyday news reader.