Given it's proposed simplicity, the new magazine publishing service, Zeen would be a great product for the educational field. Classroom teachers could assign their students a magazine project using Zeen. Students could produce high-quality results just as they are doing with YouTube.
The duo responsible for YouTube, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, are set to launch the YouTube-style website for magazine publishing, fusible has announced. Although no concrete information is yet available, early adopters can register for a vanity URL by going to Zeen's homepage. After applying, you will receive this message:
“We’re really excited to show you what we’ve been working on, and we’ll send you an email when it’s ready to go. In the meantime, we sent you an email to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email so we know you’re you! Bye till then!”
Zeen already has a Facebook page and Twitter account. The only two messages posted are "Hello world! You'll soon be able to discover and create beautiful magazines with us. Secure your username now at http://zeen.com" and "Thanks all for checking us out. We're reserving usernames at the moment and will have more to share later. http://zeen.com".
With Zeen, Hurley and Chen can revolutionize magazine publishing just as they revolutionized video broadcasting with YouTube. Before YouTube, you needed sophisticated software to broadcast video. Right now, the go-to software for magazine publishing is Adobe's InDesign. Zeen may change that, eliminating the need for expensive software and bringing magazine publishing to the masses.
It remains to be seen if Zeen can bring print and virtual content to a harmonious resolution.
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