Dear Valued Visitor,

We have noticed that you are using an ad blocker software.

Although advertisements on the web pages may degrade your experience, our business certainly depends on them and we can only keep providing you high-quality research based articles as long as we can display ads on our pages.

To view this article, you can disable your ad blocker and refresh this page or simply login.

We only allow registered users to use ad blockers. You can sign up for free by clicking here or you can login if you are already a member.

Facebook Inc (FB) Is Becoming Better At Being Your Personal Newspaper

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is becoming better at its aim to upend the traditional newspaper model and become your new newspaper.

In a report published by the Taipei Times, the Agence France-Presse quotes several experts in the field of journalism saying that Mark Zuckerberg’s recent remark that his Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s newsfeed will be “the perfect personalized newspaper for every person in the world” is slowly becoming a reality.

“It’s intimate, it’s relevant, it’s extraordinarily timely and it’s about you. That’s more than any newspaper can do,” former editor of a Chicago daily Alan Mutter is quoted as saying.

Facebook, is FB a good stock to buy, newspaper, algorithms

What seems to be differentiating Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) from other companies who are trying to bring a curated newsfeed to users is the amount of information it has on its users, another expert said.

“Facebook has all the data to tell you what all of your friends are reading, so you have a better chance of seeing things that you are interested in. The reason Facebook has so many engineers and data scientists is to continually make the algorithm better. The algorithm gets stronger as more people use it,” Nikki Usher, George Washington University journalism professor, said.

However, Usher also noted that being the newspaper of its users might be too big a responsibility to put on a single entity such as Facebook. Mutter also noted in the report that what the social network is offering is not strictly journalism but bringing content to people.

These comments about Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), the second most visited website in the world this year, comes after results from a study conducted by the Pew Research Center that Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) may be better at filtering content that its users are interested in.

Stephen Mandel’s Lone Pine Capital reported owning about 8.64 million shares of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) by the end of the third quarter of the year.

Biotech Stock Alert - 20% Guaranteed Return in One Year

Hedge Funds and Insiders Are Piling Into

One of 2015's best hedge funds and two insiders snapped up shares of this medical device stock recently. We believe its transformative and disruptive device will storm the $3+ billion market and help it achieve 500%-1000% gains in 3 years.

Get your FREE REPORT and the details of our 20% return guarantee today.

Subscribe me to Insider Monkey's Free Daily Newsletter
This is a FREE report from Insider Monkey. Credit Card is NOT required.
Loading Comments...

Thanks! An email with instructions is sent to !

Your email already exists in our database. Click here to go to your subscriptions

Insider Monkey returned 102% in 3 years!! Wondering How?

Download a complete edition of our newsletter for free!