Tablet content aggregators like Flipboard and Zite have found favor by re-imagining modern web text as linear pages of ye olde magazines. But can the same paradigm work for other online content?
In one way, this is nothing new – articles read through Flipboard can already contain videos. What is notable is that Flipboard is making a specific play for audiovisual content inside its magazine-like applications.
How well this will work remains to be seen. On my iPad 2, Flipboard presents videos fractionally more sluggishly than outside; orientation rotation is noticeably slower.
Most of all, will people associate video with the page-turning paradigm of Flipboard’s retro-magazine aesthetic? Perhaps so – the swipe and flip interaction is characteristic of tablets in their…
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