File Under: Social

Lots of Hubbub About Flipboard

It’s the iPad app everyone’s talking about. It’s free and available for download.

Flipboard is a social networking aggregator. While we’d argue that the flexibility of the open web experience is still more desirable than the closed-off app experience, Flipboard does a decent job of simplifying and “cleansing” the most important social web activities. You still get most of the functionality — tweeting, sharing, browsing — but without the clutter that web-based aggregators can’t seem to shake.

Give it a spin. And tell us: Where do you do your social networking? In the browser or on your touchy-shiny?

Nice bit of Aphex Twin on the video soundtrack, BTW.