Facebook launches new tool of news to compete with Twitter

Sep

18

2015

Facebook on Thursday launched a new tool geared specifically for journalists to encourage them to refer to the social network to draw and share the news.

The new tool, which was launched by the Facebook name “Signal” Signal, the latest move her to attract the media to it instead of mini Twitter blogging site, and to this end, it has to Facebook already launched a set of tools and services designed to help journalists and media outlets to find and distribute their own content.

Journalists and the media, and often resort to the social networking site Twitter for breaking news, and share content with a view to wider dissemination, but it seems that Facebook plans to pull the rug out from under Twitter.

Facebook explained that the “Signal” is designed to help the media and journalists to find, filter, and the integration of existing content on the social network and Anstagram – a service for sharing photos and short video owned by Facebook – for the purposes of news.
Facebook launches new tool of news to compete with Twitter
Facebook launches new tool of news to compete with Twitter
Facebook launches new tool of news to compete with Twitter
Facebook launches new tool of news to compete with Twitter

The aim of “Signal” to provide journalists with a look at more threads traded Facebook Anstagram, and then facilitate the integration of that content in the news in which they work on the task. And journalists can control subjects most heavily traded and then the relevant content that has been shared to the public, whether by individuals or pages display.

In the meantime, Twitter also their own to discover the news and topics most traded instruments, such as “Project Lightning” service Project Lightning, which would provide an easy way for people to keep track of events as they occur operate. Then there another tool to discover tweets that deal with specific topics, bearing the name of “groups” Collection, but few use.

And Twitter also has another tool geared specifically for journalists-like “Signal” the new tool, and carry Curator name. Facebook hopes that the new tool encourage more journalists to use the social network in the same way, which in turn will increase the users interact.

The new tool comes in the wake of several new offerings geared to the media, such as the availability of application “Menchenz” Mentions, originally directed for celebrities, to the owners of the documented accounts, a group that includes a lot of journalists.

The Facebook launched in April / May 2014 FB Newswire service, which is a selection of news headlines from several sources, targeted journalists to be a source of world news breaking, and then fired last November FB Techwire oriented technology to community service.

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