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One of the things people do on social networks is share links to things they like. Take a look at any Facebook wall or Twitter stream and you're bound to see a ton of little URL-shortened links leading out to content somewhere else on the Web. Trying to filter and absorb that information can be a real challenge. Separating the links from all the other chit-chat takes time.Now there's an app for that. Flipboard is an iPad app that takes your Twitter and Facebook streams as a data source and presents the links in a newspaper-like interface-complete with simulated page turns. The free app functions like a newspaper where the editorial staff has been replaced by the people you're connected to on Facebook or Twitter, plus a few custom channels that Flipboard has created.The basic presentation is very pretty, relying on large images, clean typography and layout to present up to nine customizable channels of content. Once Flipboard has your Twitter and Facebook authorizations, it presents you...