Monday, February 01, 2010

Facebook as a Leading News Reader - I Told You So

I haven't been blogging for a while but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to pat myself on the back. Last March, I did a post, "RSS for the Masses", where I said...
If you take the new version of what used to be called Pages and combine that with the new real-time nature of News Feed, you have an RSS-like capability for the masses. Now, media organizations, like CNN and NY Times, will have their own mini-feed and they will be constantly making status updates with their latest headlines. So if users "friend" these organizations, they will be able to see the headlines stream through their News Feed in real time.
Today, ReadWriteWeb posted an article, "Facebook Could Become World's Leading News Reader (Sorry Google)", where they say...
Is Google Reader better than Facebook for reading feeds? Maybe. There are RSS readers that are better than Google Reader, too. But in terms of change-the-world feed-reading mass adoption - it's most likely to be Facebook that gets millions of mainstream users on board.
Yes, if you saw me right now, you would see a cocky grin on my face :)

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