In today’s digital age, publishers need at least two weapons – good content and the right social tools to promote them. Enter netizeen, an application that promises to transform ordinary magazines into social networks. The app, which works on tablets, lets users interact with other people while creating a shared magazine reading experience. According to the company, netizeen is poised to revolutionize the way media companies publish and monetize content.
We’ve tried testing the beta version of the app this morning, and we could say that it’s not just about adding comments or sharing posts. Instead, it offers readers the potential for real-time conversation. And since netizeen has a topic-based social structure, readers will have a way to discover, connect and chat in real time.
Print media companies are now beginning to see the importance of creating digital content. Newsweek recently announced that it will transition to an all-digital format beginning next year. With netizeen, users can share their magazine reading experience with new and existing friends, share articles across their network of friends, keep up with updates from their magazine network, join conversations and groups around topics they are interested in, comment and rate articles, and a whole more. However, it’s important to note that netizeen is currently in beta, so expect the bugs to bite. If you’re willing to give it a try, you can sign up here.