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DavidM197
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1/31/2014 | 4:33:55 PM
I prefer Hinto over Paper
I personally prefer a visual app like Hinto where I can pick out what I want to see, instead of being told what news to read by an algorithm. But I must admit, the video presentation of Paper is pretty impressive and the effects are very nice.
Susan Fourtané
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1/31/2014 | 1:58:29 PM
Re: Will you try it?
Thomas, 

Twitter works differently than FB. At least I don't don't use Twitter in the same way. It's not just about social news curation. It's also about who you are sharing those news with, or if you are sharing at all.

-Susan
Susan Fourtané
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1/31/2014 | 1:53:04 PM
New sections for the mobile app only?
Kristin, 

Do you know if those 12 sections will be only available on the iOS app, or the sections will be part of the regular FB as well? I didn't find the answer to this anywhere. :/ 

-Susan
Kristin Burnham
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1/31/2014 | 9:12:32 AM
Re: Concerning
Pulse is another good comparison, though I disagree that it should be viewed as a sign of concern or that the company feels threatened. They're competing. Facebook has been insanely successful at monetizing mobile, and this is another way to do just that.
Kristin Burnham
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1/31/2014 | 8:54:06 AM
Re: Where's the Beef
Think of it this way: Paper is a news reader that gives you the option to view a version of your News Feed. Curating external content from news sites is at the heart of it -- some of this content may be shared by your friends, but other content will be based on topics you choose: sports, world news, science news, tech news, etc.
Kristin Burnham
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1/31/2014 | 8:48:11 AM
Re: Will you try it?
I'm not sure you can really compare the two -- Flipboard is probably the better comparison. Twitter is a firehose of information that, sure, you can manage with separate lists and feeds, but what you see is what you get, and if you miss it, it's gone. Facebook is using both algorithms and editors to resurface interesting content (we'll have to see how well that works). There's also the visual element -- Paper is designed to highlight rich media, whereas Twitter isn't.
AshleyJ483
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1/31/2014 | 6:51:36 AM
Re: Facebook Paper vs Flipboard?
Facebook looks all set to go mobile. This quarter mobile messenger app use increased by 70%

 

http://bit.ly/FacebookMobileGrowth
Joe Stanganelli
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1/30/2014 | 11:38:47 PM
Concerning
This sounds a lot like Facebook is copying LinkedIn's "Pulse" feature -- which (in my humble opinion) is LinkedIn's last-ditch attempt at remaining remotely relevant.


The fact that Facebook feels that something like this is necessary is mildly concerning.  It suggests that the company feels threatened -- and is feeling the pressure from mobile competition.
asksqn
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1/30/2014 | 4:29:39 PM
Where's the Beef
Sorry, but I'm not seeing any kind of benefit to using Paper vs. the FB site itself.   If you're a mobile user and are all about the gestures, that's about it.  For anyone else, not so much.

 

 
Thomas Claburn
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1/30/2014 | 4:12:01 PM
Re: Will you try it?
I don't see what it has to offer that Twitter does not: Twitter is full of social news curation.
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