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Paper is a beautiful way to get the news Facebook wants you to see

0. phoneArena 04 Feb 2014, 11:16 posted on

Facebook's new Paper app is an incredibly strange experience for a number of reasons. First of all, it is beautifully designed, which is something that might not have ever been said about a Facebook app in the history of the company. The other very strange thing about the app is that it is very much inspired by newspapers, which is a fact that has its pros and its cons...

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posted on 04 Feb 2014, 11:34

1. darkkjedii (Posts: 10106; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Excellent app, been using it since I installed yesterday.

posted on 04 Feb 2014, 12:04 3

2. kozza3 (Posts: 574; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


"iPhone users in the U.S. are getting access to a splendid new app, but everyone outside of the U.S. or the close to 80% of smartphone users who are on Android are getting left out for now. And, that is really the biggest shame, because Facebook needs help with its brand image, and this app could go a long way in restoring that." Yea no kidding

posted on 04 Feb 2014, 12:27 1

3. Troysyx (Posts: 134; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)


I still haven't updated the facebook app since they changed permissions to need to read my text messages. So putting this on Android would have definitely given facebook a better image like the said in the article (of course, only if Paper doesn't need to read text messages as well.....)

posted on 04 Feb 2014, 13:53

4. Kishin (Posts: 579; Member since: 30 May 2013)


I love it, now i can start using FB again!^^! I was tired of scrolling down.

posted on 04 Feb 2014, 14:27

5. good2great (Posts: 1039; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


this app is awesome...

To Troysyx... bro if you have a smartphone there is no such thing as privacy...

posted on 04 Feb 2014, 15:51

6. Troysyx (Posts: 134; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)


very true, but i willingly accepted that. However, there is no reason that Facebook NEEDS that access.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 08:45

7. dirtydirty00 (Posts: 248; Member since: 21 Jan 2011)


What's the difference between this app and my BlinkFeed?

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 16:13

8. downphoenix (Posts: 2267; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


I uninstalled Facebook from my phone. I just use the mobile browser version, which honestly is just as full featured, and better in some ways (Since I dont have the constant notification annoyances from it in my notification list on my phone now). Only thing I miss is the ability to hit menu/share then select Facebook, and instead having to share in a manual method, but that's fine. Beats them reading my texts and being the NSA's little helper. I planned to ween myself off then go exclusively Google+, but I figure that going cold turkey will be better, will do it later this year.

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