Here’s another indicator of how much potential publishing on the iPad has. The latest new high-level recruit at Flipboard, the superb and immensely popular iPad news magazine, is leaving Time Inc., the US’s largest publisher, to join them.
Josh Quittner, a 15 year veteran at Time, will be joining Flipboard this summer as their new editorial director. Quittner covered the emerging internet for Time back in the mid 1990s, moved on to their (no longer active) Business 2.0 title, and then to Fortune and has most recently been involved in digital editorial development for Time’s news, sports, and business titles.
The Daily, the first iPad-only newspaper, has a staff of over 100 and many of them also come from a background with leading print titles.
It’s fascinating to see how ‘old media’ is now embracing and even crossing over to new media and to iPad / tablet publishing ventures in particular.
TweetMag is a very different – and gorgeous – sort of Twitter-related app for the iPad. It is not a Twitter client app though – you can’t compose a new tweet from it and it’s not intended as a client app at all. It’s more of a Twitter news magazine.
Here’s what it sets out to be:
TweetMag is a social magazine that reduces the noise that often plagues Twitter. It transforms Twitter into beautiful magazines of articles and media that people are tweeting about most. It’s like making a personal editorial team out of the people, lists and tags you follow.
It’s not just for your own feed either. TweetMag’s curated categories make it easy to explore and discover content outside your social network. Interested in tech gadgets? Check out a list, a user or company that tweets about it. Want to catch up on breaking stories? Load a TweetMag of your favorite news organization. The possibilities and content streams are only limited by your interests and imagination.