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Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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1/30/2014 | 1:05:49 PM
Facebook Paper vs Flipboard?
Kristin, what, if anything, does Facebook Paper offer readers that Flipboard does not?
Kristin Burnham
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Kristin Burnham,
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1/30/2014 | 1:59:05 PM
Re: Facebook Paper vs Flipboard?
The social aspect of Paper is key, and it's what sets it apart from Flipboard. The stories that you see will be determined by both an algorithm -- which takes into account what your friends are posting and sharing -- and "editors" that Facebook has hired to determine what content is particularly worthy of being featured. Both apps are designed quite well and have great UIs -- we'll have to see whether this social element is a pro or con for users.

 
Kristin Burnham
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Kristin Burnham,
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1/30/2014 | 2:04:06 PM
Will you try it?
The big question is whether Paper's social element will be a deterrent or a draw for users. It could be a pro for people who value that level of personalization and customization, but Facebook's past with privacy and data collection could scare away others.

Readers: Will you try Paper? What's drawing you to or away from it?
Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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1/30/2014 | 3:31:10 PM
Re: Facebook Paper vs Flipboard?
Ah. it feeds based on what friends post. So it is time to dump those friends who post all the cat stories? This seems like a downside to me compared to flipboard...i dont think your friends are necessarily your best news curators.
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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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.

 

 
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.
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
Kristin Burnham
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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.
Kristin Burnham
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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.
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