Facebook Launches FB Newswire

In its attempt to become the one ubiquitous homepage for the Internet, Facebook is pandering to news networks in its latest creation, Facebook Newswire. In cooperation with Storyful, FB Newswire promises journalists a constantly updating repository of realtime breaking, trending news stories. And with Storyful in cooperation, journalists can be sure that these trending stories are actually verified. The Newswire will collect “newsworthy” stories being shared across the network publically – including media like photos, videos, and status updates from places where stories are breaking. As Facebook looks to position itself against Twitter as the place to go for breaking stories and trending topics, the Newswire will attempt to lure journalists away from the now-traditional breaking news center that many consider Twitter to be.