It’s one year, 2184 articles, 460 subscribers, and 11,721 “flips” since the online Flipboard magazine which collates articles about what NZ scientists are doing and saying was first published. Thanks to all the contributors, and especially to all those out in NZ Science-ville who are making a difference and letting the world know about it. New Zealand Science Today can be found on Flipboard or on the internet here.
I’ve started a new Flipboard magazine called “Science New Zealand.” Does anyone want to be a co-curator so we can collect news & commentary about NZ science & scientists in one place?
Changes to Flipboard mean it’s now a great tool for science outreach, or indeed any outreach.
If you don’t know what Flipboard is, then checkout Flipboard.com or better yet, download the app. It combines the beauty of a magazine with the usefulness of a reading list. I use it on an iPad, there’s also an Android version. Flipboard began life with in-house magazines – Time, National Geographic, Popular Science, Cult of Mac etc etc etc. Now, you can create your own magazines and share them if you wish (or keep them to yourself as a great way of maintaining a round-tuit reading list). I’ve created two magazines called “Kidney Punch” and “Poland” both of which can be found using the search feature within Flipboard (the magnifying glass). There are a number of subscribers to them. With two “clicks” I can flip any article I want from other Flipboard magazines, from my Twitter feed (beautifully presented in Flipboard as a magazine), other social media feeds, or using their bookmarklet from any website (including your own blog of course). If you are going to be public, then keeping the articles flowing is important if you want readers to return.
Note, you may read the in-house mags by downloading the app. To make your own and read other mags you must create and account and then restart Fliboard – it’s all free.
The front page of Kidney Punch magazine on Flipboard
A page inside Kidney Punch .
@kiwiskiNZ twitter feed inside Flipboard. By clicking on the + symbol I can flip anything I want to Kidney Punch or any other of my magazines