Another Play for “Real” Content

April 25, 2012

Magazines have always been popular reads, and when Ezines broke out on the web, their popularity quickly spread as a way to enjoy reading without cluttering up your coffee table with old paper editions. Now according to, YouTube co-founders are working on a magazine publishing service called Zeen yet another online magazine is getting ready to hit the World Wide Web. We learned:

“It looks like you’ll soon be able to discover and create “beautiful” magazines online. In the last 24 hours, YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, who now run AVOS, posted a “Coming Soon” page on the website Zeen(a take on the word zine, which commonly refers to a narrowly focused self-published magazine). There are plenty of websites that allow you to create your own zine, so it should be interesting to see how the YouTube co-founders, who also own the social bookmarking service Delicious, plan to separate themselves from the rest of the pack.”

The world of online reading is vast offering readers fictional and reality based content. The internet has been flooded over the past decade with a variety of different blogs and ezines. You have to wonder if Zeen will be the beginning of an Ezine evolution, or just provide more publications to an ongoing fad in an over saturated industry. Is this just another play for ‘real’ content?

Jennifer Shockley, April 25, 2012

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