Tuesday, May 11, 2010
An Online Fashion Mag
Magazines are my vice.
I have nearly a dozen subscriptions, mostly to fashion mags, but the occasional food and entertainment periodical arrives, too.
I love flipping through them at night while the TV's on. Now there's an online mag called Glo. From MSN.com, Glo features a little bit of everything — fashion, beauty, lifestyle and food. You can scroll right down the page, but the small icons at the left, which highlight the current issue's features are a little behind and jitter maddeningly while you're scrolling. You can also click right onto a feature you want to see. Problem is, the screen jerks quickly, annoyingly, as you get to what you want. Small quibbles, but they bug.
Will it replace actual magazines printed on paper? Not for me. There's nothing like holding a magazine — or a book — and physically turning the pages. But, Glo is a fun, online diversion. It'll be interesting to see what other solely online "publications" crop up.