Stay Sharp with Industry News to Cultivate Your Skills

October 6, 2016


Flipboard ( is a content curating platform that lets you curate your favorite topics and news sources into a beautiful, easy-to-access custom magazine – think of it as Pinterest for news articles and blog topics. Once you choose topics to follow, you can save your favorite articles into Pocket (see below) or a personal channel on Flipboard. Try creating a board for news from your industry so you can stay on top of trends and ideas.

Pocket ( allows you to tuck any article or website into a virtual folder to read later from anywhere: Nooks, Android devices, iOS devices, desktops and other devices. You'll find options to save to Pocket on many major sites and readers, allowing you to instantly add articles and pages to your account to read anywhere. A completely useable version of Pocket is free, but they do have a premium level as well.

Also check out:

  • Feedly ( RSS feeds from any news source or blog and weave them together into your own news site.
  • The Skimm ( Headlines and news updates to keep up with the news of the day.
  • Pulse ( LinkedIn's curated news feed to keep up on articles from your connections plus editor's choice news.

Beth Ziesenis is Your Nerdy Best Friend. She is the author of several books on technology including Nerd Know-How: The 27+ Best Apps for Work ... & How to Use 'Em! Beth travels the country talking to organizations about free and bargain technology.

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