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Hi, I’m Brad Feld, a managing director at the Foundry Group who lives in Boulder, Colorado. I invest in software and Internet companies around the US, run marathons and read a lot.

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Like most of the blogosphere, I’ve been trying to use Flipboard since its extraordinarily well executed (or well hyped – I can’t tell yet) announcement.  But, like almost everyone I know, I can’t get it to authenticate Twitter or Facebook.  Two days ago I entered in my email address to reserve my place in line.  Today, at 9:55 AM AKDT I got an email titled “Your Flipboard is Ready to Customize” that said:

Hi there. We’re now ready for you to set up your Facebook and Twitter accounts on Flipboard. Try it out and let us know what you think. And thanks again for your patience and enthusiasm.

I went to connect up my Twitter and Facebook accounts.  Nope – doesn’t work.  At 10:34 AM AKDT I got an email titled “Apology, and Flipboard Confirmation”

We just sent you an email telling you that we were ready for you to set up your Facebook and Twitter accounts. We are sorry to say that our email system sent the wrong email. We were actually trying to send you an email confirming your place in line for you to setup your Facebook and Twitter sections.

You will receive another email when your reservation is ready. We are working around the clock to get you your invite and will send you your official invite soon.

Thanks again for your patience and support.

Oops.

  • http://twitter.com/kirilnyc @kirilnyc

    It's worth the wait- though still far from its potential.

  • Ginger

    The exact same thing happened to me today. Oops.

  • http://gist.com Scott Neilson

    Flip flop.

  • http://blog.botfu.com Kevin Marshall

    in the meantime, if you use instapaper, you might want to check out my latest hack http://instapaperfeed.com (once a day it pulls the most popular links the people you follow on twitter are sharing and pushes them into your instapaper account)…some people have called it 'flipboard lite'…

  • Dan Gay

    Same thing happened to me as well. There has been a lot of hype, but it all seems to be around Titter and Facebook integration. I have played with the other "content" and so far like what I am seeing. However, I wish I could have more than 9 content modules at a time. I wonder how long we have to wait in line if it took two days to be confirmed that we in fact have a place in the line.

  • http://www.derekscruggs.com Derek Scruggs

    Are you finding the iPad has obviated the need for a Kindle, or do you still use both? I just broke down and ordered the new Kindle. I figured I'd wait until 2011 to get the iPad 2.

  • http://twitter.com/rohun @rohun

    The exact same thing happened to me, but then later yesterday I got another email saying it was all ready to rock.

  • http://twitter.com/bijan @bijan

    you're gonna love it.

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