I LIKE FLIPBOARD but because I live in a data-constrained world I like flows of info via text better.
This is as much a result of years of curating link lists as it is a by-product of the way I find stuff. I have spent more than 15 years cross-checking content and putting it in nested lists online. When I first started, my behavior emulated Yahoo's portal management. Over time, delicious links evolved and today I have pinboard links I follow by subscription. Because I know what I'm looking at, I can breeze into longer reads faster.
With Flipboard, I lose speed of information but I gain a breezy serendipity. That's lovely but not the way I have learned to seek knowledge and curate information.
I will be interested in how some of our creative multimedia students view the question of acquiring trustworthy information. Would they rather see elegant Flipboard at work or a listing of headlines, annotated links and pull quotes. What about you?