Bringing News to Facebook, Finally Successful?

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    Allison Primack
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    **Note: Even though GovLoop is in partnership with the Washington Post, the views expressed in this post are my own.

    Thanks to Andy K., this week I discovered the Washington Post‘s new “social reader” application on Facebook. To check out the app, click here!

    This application not only shows the top news headlines from the Post from that day, but also tracks what you have recently read to recommend related articles, and what your friends have recently read. The description of the app also alerts users that this app will be even more user friendly when Facebook switches to the Timeline format.

    Do you think this “social reader” app will encourage people to read this material? Will more Facebook users use these traditional news sources more as a result?

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