Openzine is essentially blogging kicked up a notch—and we love it! The concept is pretty simple: users create their own online magazines, or zines, and then share them with other users as they like. If you’re signed up on the site you can subscribe to any magazine you want, leaving comments and interacting with other users at your leisure.
Not only do you create the content inside of your magazine, you also have the added benefit of creating your own magazine cover using Openzine’s online image editor. That’s another nice thing about Openzine—there aren’t any downloads needed to use it. As an added bonus, you can also use their “clip this” function to share content with other users.
Of course, Openzine’s magazines aren’t just limited to text and pictures; you can also add video—yet another reason why creating an online magazine is potentially more fun than working in print. Openzine is easy-to-use, sign-up is simple, and it’s a great way to inject some creativity into your standard blog posts. Done correctly, Openzine could potentially work out not just for creative individuals but for companies as well.
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