Fastflip – Google’s Latest Product
Fastflip, a online news reader from Google, have you tried yet?
Google on Monday released an experimental new content browser called Fast Flip that makes it possible to see a curated set of content sites using a physical “turn the pages” metaphor. Fast Flip pages are cached by Google and load very quickly, which is cool. And if your brain is stuck in 1969 and you want to pretend that new-fangled computer in front of you is a microfilm reader, it’ll feel natural to use.
Fast Flip is a good solution for putting a magazine or newspaper online, and it makes scanning even a more modern Web feed really fast. But it still feels forced. It’s an intermediate online format that gives you an experience that’s even more linear than a print publication, and it provides less overall context than you can get from a moderately well-design Web site.