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Curated news app is the first from Facebook Creative Labs

Facebook has rolled out some details on its new, curated news reading app called Facebook Paper. With a number of adults getting most of their news from Facebook, the app will go a long way towards providing users information with minimal distractions.
Paper uses human-curated content and content curated via an algorithm to create full screen articles and photos in specific categories. Paper gives the News Feed a new interface with the top half of the screen showing a large photo or video. The bottom half of the screen shows status updates and links to stories.

Users will be able to add sections to their paper, including Score, Headlines, Cute, Planet, Enterprise, Exposure, Flavor, and Ideas. Each of the sections has stories chosen by editors that were posted to Facebook by a publication, blogger, public figure, or other Facebook users.

In the beginning, everyone will see the same stories in the sections. However, Facebook is considering allowing the personalization of those sections so Scores would show stories about your favorite teams.
Paper will launch widely on February 3 and is the first application to sprout from the Facebook Creative Labs.

Source: Facebook

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Looks pretty
By JDuckett on 1/30/2014 10:48:51 AM , Rating: 3
It looks nice, modern, and distraction free, but I can't really form an opinion until I've seen it for myself. I'll give FB some kudos for trying some innovation, and I'm especially glad it's just an app and now a full-blown phone takeover.

Now if they'll just stop suppressing the stories I do want to read.

RE: Looks pretty
By Schrag4 on 1/30/2014 12:21:54 PM , Rating: 3
Now if they'll just stop suppressing the stories I do want to read.

So why would you get your news through FB?

I'm not a FB user, so maybe someone else can fill me in on the desire to do everything online through FB. IMO, that's like going to WalMart not only for milk and socks, but also for a haircut, and for an oil change. Yes, it can be done, but wouldn't you get a better haircut from a stylist, and a better oil change from a mechanic? Is it just pure laziness?

RE: Looks pretty
By Spuke on 1/30/2014 1:48:15 PM , Rating: 2
IMO, FB is the primary app for most mobile device users and like was mentioned in the article, most get their news from FB. IMO, it makes sense for FB to capitalize on this.

Missed One Detail
By lightfoot on 1/30/2014 10:22:19 PM , Rating: 2
All other sources point out that this app is for iOS only.

That little detail makes this irrelevant to the majority of Facebook users.

By DrApop on 1/31/2014 12:34:26 PM , Rating: 1
Who the hell gets news from facebook?

You want to find out how your friends dog is doing, then I can see the app. But, I haven't ever gotten any news from facebook.

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