Zite: A Personal News Assistant for Your iPad – Servers Currently Appear Overwhelmed

Flipboard redefined the way iPad users look at their Twitter stream, Facebook friends’ statuses, and RSS feeds. Can a new, and free like Flipboard, app approach compete or complement Flipboard on the iPad? That’s what Fast Company thinks in this overview of Zite:

Personalized iPad Magazine Zite Learns As You Read, Challenges Flipboard

I was able to connect Zite to my Twitter stream and Google Reader RSS feeds list last night after several tries. However, as Flipboard learned last summer, there is such a thing as too much success. Just as Flipboard was overwhelmed by iPad users last summer, Zint appears to be in a similar situation now.

Flipboard for iPad: Servers Overwhelmed by Positive Buzz

I’ve been unable to get more than an error message when trying to use Zint so far today. However, Zint certainly looked interesting in the short time I used it last night. However, I will have to use it much more before its unique feature of learning my reading habits kicks in to persoanlize my already personal experience since I chose the people I follow on Twitter and the RSS feeds in Google Reader.