Facebook's Reach Could Help A Breaking News App Succeed
Facebook is rumored to be getting into "Twitter-style" breaking news notifications. If nothing else, it has an audience.By Evan Thomas | August 12, 2015
A report from Business Insider suggests Facebook is working on a rapid notification system.
The publication claims to have seen a stand-alone app that would send along breaking news notifications from partner news outlets. Each message is limited to 100 characters plus a link, which seems to be the most Twitter-like aspect.
The news focus and one-way flow of information seem to make it as much like Flipboard as Twitter. (Video via Flipboard)