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1/15/2014
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Facebook Mobile News Reader Coming Soon?

Facebook's Paper will compete with the news reader app Flipboard and could launch this month.
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Sadie!
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1/16/2014 | 4:48:24 PM
Re: Would you use it?
I thought Facebook was just a platform where people posted interesting things about their lives and interesting news.  (Interesting in their eyes at least not necessarily all their friends.)
What other things is Facebook?
anon9634868512
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1/15/2014 | 10:37:37 PM
Re: Would you use it?
I probably wouldn't. I get news with the newsify app. 

At this point, facebook is so many things that I wonder what it really is.
Kristin Burnham
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1/15/2014 | 9:01:25 PM
Re: Would you use it?
I agree, Sadie. I subscribe to a number of news pages via Facebook and my friends share a lot of good content I'd read later if there was something like a bookmark button.
Sadie!
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1/15/2014 | 4:07:59 PM
Re: Would you use it?
My friends post a lot of interesting articles on Facebook, but sometimes don't have time to read immediately.  I'd use the reader if I could save articles in the reader to read later..
Thomas Claburn
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1/15/2014 | 3:47:14 PM
Re: Would you use it?
I wouldn't use it because news doesn't require Facebook.
Jim Donahue
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1/15/2014 | 3:31:41 PM
Re: Would you use it?
I don't see the point of combining (real) news updates with status updates from friends.

 

But then, I'm old and I don't get my news from Facebook or Twitter.
Kristin Burnham
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1/15/2014 | 2:23:09 PM
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