Excerpted from article on The Next Web:
" ‘Curation’ is such an overused word in the digital content space these days, it has lost almost any real meaning.
Digital media startups seek to steer consumers away from automation, and back into the human, hand-picked realm.
With that in mind, Paragraph Shorts is the latest ‘curated’ iPad magazine to hit Apple’s Newsstand, serving up a selection of hand-picked short stories in text, audio and video.
Each week, the guys at Paragraph Shorts select seven stories from the likes of The Paris Review, The New Yorker, The Moth, The Guardian and others, and present them in a beautiful magazine for the public’s consumption.
It’s not all about text either – the selections may also contain videos of short story-readings, or audio alternatives too. Little icons at the bottom-right of main thumbnail indicate what the content is. And when you launch it, you can have a choice of whether to read it, or listen to a narration.
You can easily alter the font, text size and such like via the settings menu at the top-right, and you can favorite articles or share them across the social sphere too..."
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Via Giuseppe Mauriello, Patrick Provencher