In a groundbreaking move toward a user-defined age of social networks, Flipboard, the renowned content aggregation platform, announces the integration of a custom feed feature for Bluesky, solidifying its commitment to the protocol-based future of the social web. With this latest development, Flipboard aims to empower users with greater control over their social media experience, enabling them to curate and tailor their feeds to align with their personal preferences and interests.
Bluesky, an innovative social media platform at the forefront of decentralization, has already witnessed successful integrations with prominent protocols such as Mastodon, Pixelfed, and Bluesky’s very own Mastodon instance, flipboard.social. Flipboard’s integration of custom feeds signifies a significant step toward becoming a responsible and active participant in this evolving landscape.
The introduction of custom feeds through Bluesky allows users to subscribe to and create algorithms that curate specific types of content, offering a refreshing departure from the traditional algorithmic models imposed by centralized platforms.
With the introduction of Tech by Flipboard, a first experimental custom feed on Bluesky, Flipboard’s AI algorithms delve beyond raw text to analyze shared articles, categorize their content, and verify their adherence to Flipboard’s stringent quality standards. The result is a stream of stories that are both topical and of high quality, ensuring users are presented with the most relevant and engaging content within the technology domain.
Among the most popular custom feeds available on Bluesky, users will find Tech by Flipboard awaiting their discovery. By simply tapping the Follow button, users can add the custom feed to their Following tab and have it integrated into their personalized For You feed.
1. For iOS users, open the Flipboard app and navigate to the Following tab represented by a grid icon with four squares. Android users can access the Connected accounts option through the Settings menu.
2. Click on Bluesky (beta)
3. Click on Discover Feeds.
4. You will discover a collection of popular custom feeds available on Bluesky. Scroll down the list and choose Tech by Flipboard.
5. Tap the Follow button located at the top right corner of the screen.
By embracing ActivityPub and AT protocols, Flipboard taps into the transformative power of these open standards, facilitating a new era of social networks that prioritize individual agency and personalization.
Source: Flipboard Blog