Facebook Social News apps revealed at f8 conference

Newspapers and media outlets hook up with Facebook for new apps

Facebook users will soon be able to read news and features within the social network without having to leave the website, after Mark Zuckerberg revealed new social news apps

The f8 conference has thrown up some major new changes to Facebook and while the new Facebook Timeline and music and movie tickers both excite, news junkies will be more enticed by the announcement of new ‘social news’ apps.

The idea behind them is simple. Dive into the dedicated social news feed and you can sign up to apps made by the stack of media partners, which include The Guardian, Daily Mirror, Slate and The Washington Post.

From there you can read articles directly in Facebook without having to navigate away to the host site. There’s a feed along the left hand side which shows what your friends are reading, giving you the chance to click, read and interact with their choices.

Related articles appear down below, so you can easily get stuck into more of the same once you’ve finished reading.

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Via: Wired