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Facebook Actually Does Help Deliver News

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Maybe Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s comparison of News Feed to a personalized newspaper wasn’t too far off. According to the Pew Research Center’s State of the News Media 2013 report, Facebook is a key way that news outlets such as The Huffington Post, The Daily Mail, and Yahoo reach their readers. The report notes that major U.S. news sites get an average of 9 percent of their traffic from Facebook, compared with 4 percent when measured 15 months ago.

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NYTimes.com Gets A Facebook Makeover

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Latest In NetworkThe New York Times has completed a major integration with Facebook directly into the publication’s extremely popular homepage. The functionality appears to be similar to Facebook’s recommended articles social plugin, with users being required to opt-in to the service. The most notable aspect of this new service however is that the typically design-conscious company, has a plugin which doesn’t align with the rest of the site. I’d expect them to resolve this issue eventually though.
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