Lunchtime Links: Flipboard Now Makes Curation a Cinch

Mobile app Flipboard opens the floodgates for users to create their own magazine experience. Also: Show your staff you value their time by making meetings more productive and less frequent.

If you could create your own magazine, what type of content would you include? We all read a little of everything and that’s a lot of content to get through.

Why Flipboard can help, and more, in today’s Lunchtime Links:

There is a meeting leader and decision owner. Let those you send the agenda out to know what decision you will be talking about.

Consuming content, DIY-style: Filters and subscriptions fill up our reading time nowadays. With the shutdown of Google Reader, the hunt for a new content aggregator is on, and Flipboard is attempting to fill that void. Its latest redesign should draw in more of Reader’s disappointed users. Before, Flipboard would automatically feed users what they thought they would want to read, taking notes from what they shared and followed in social media. Now users can pick and choose what they want to read, in a format more like an RSS feed. Flipboard also relies on a visual, magazine-style format, setting it apart from other content aggregators and placing it close to the likes of Tumblr and Pinterest.

Meeting of the minds: How do you lead meetings? The worst part about meetings is that they are big time consumers. Everyone in the meeting has taken a half hour or hour of their schedule to come together and communicate new ideas or collaborate on a project. But, with today’s intra-office communication tools, meetings may not be the most productive form of collaboration. They remain necessary, but they just don’t need to be as frequent. Having an agenda and sharing it with attendees beforehand is a good way to hit the ground running once the meeting starts. “There is a meeting leader and decision owner. Let those you send the agenda out to know what decision you will be talking about,” Associations Live suggests. How do you ensure your meetings are productive and fast?

Rewarding your customer: MailChimp has figured out a way of rewarding its users and ensuring its product’s safety. The email newsletter service will give users a 10 percent discount for enabling a two-step authentication on their account. “Previously, we gave a 2 percent discount, which was probably only significant for high volume senders. 10 percent makes it significant for everybody,” writes the co-founder and CEO of the newsletter service, Ben Chestnut.

What interesting reads have you found today? Let us know in the comments below.

(courtesy of Flipboard)

Anita Ferrer

By Anita Ferrer

Anita Ferrer is a contributor to Associations Now. MORE

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