Facebook wants you to use another social news reader. I thought we already have Flipboard, Feedly, Google Currents, Zite and Pulse. No, Zuckerberg thinks otherwise, so starting February 3, Facebook expects Americans to start using its new social news app, Paper (a new app that helps you explore and share stories from friends and the world around you.)
Paper is the first app out of Facebook Creative Labs, an initiative to let small teams within Facebook build standalone mobile experiences as if they were nimble startups.
Your Paper is made of stories and themed sections, so you can follow your favorite interests. The first section in Paper is your Facebook News Feed, where you’ll enjoy inspiring new designs for photos, videos, and longer written posts.
You can customize Paper with a choice of more than a dozen other sections about various themes and topics—from photography and sports to food, science and design. Each section includes a rich mix of content from emerging voices and well-known publications.
A comments from Facebook users (on Techcrunch) about Paper:
So just last year Android was their “new home?” Now, their new app will only release on iOS first, and Android will probably be months down the line. Facebook is one of the few social network apps on Android, that has ton of more downloads and users then it’s iOS counterpart. I don’t see why they would skimp out. Ugh.