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Facebook Wants to Be Your News Reader

Last week, a post on the Facebook blog encouraged users to use Facebook as a way to create a personalized news channel. At first, the idea seemed funny to me. . .Why use a social networking tool as a news feed when there are services like RSS readers, Google News, and immediate text message alerts for receiving up-to-the-minute information? But after considering it, it's true that I often find out about news near me by my friends' Facebook and Twitter status updates. So why not become a fan of some news sources on Facebook and add a few more newsy voices to the mix?

Similar to my suggestion about customizing your Facebook home screen, the post suggests you create a "News" list containing friends who frequently post items of interest and adding relevant news sources. Because Facebook allows news outlets to "talk directly to their readers," it makes for a more tailored news experience than a simple RSS feed or news alert system.

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