It’s where we go on the Internet that interests me. Not everyone frequents news sites to find out what’s going on. In a lot of cases, we’re looking to the places we already spend the most time at–Google, Twitter and Facebook. Facebook, as it turns out, is a great place to get our news, especially since it’s where we spend the most time online.
In this article, I’ll show you 2 great places that you can get all the top news headlines from using Facebook.
Why Not Traditional News Sites?
What makes Facebook so great is the sheer amount of power it holds in its 500+ million user base. The size of Facebook has basically made it a necessity for businesses to get in the game and create a Facebook page, and this includes news organizations.
Let me paint a picture for you. You’re at your desk viewing your computer. You open your web browser up and start typing an address. Your destination? Facebook, of course. Now, let’s say you come across some buzz in your news feed about something newsworthy that just took place. What do you do?
I’ll tell you what you don’t do–leave Facebook to head to a news site. These sites already have a presence on Facebook, so there really is no need to leave. You can simply click through to their page to get the information you need, as well as other users’ reactions to it.
Let’s say you like the idea of getting your news on Facebook, but you don’t know what source to use. Facebook Headline News is an amazingly simple site that pulls in all of the top headlines from the news sources on Facebook.
While it is a standalone website, all of the content is taken from Facebook pages. Headlines are separated by news outlet, and you have the option of clicking the header to be taken to that organizations Facebook page, or if you see a story of interest you can click the link to be taken directly to the article.
Facebook Headline News is great because it allows you to view all of the industry news of a particular topic without having to follow all of the news sites associated with it. This prevents you from overloading your news feed in Facebook with, well, news.
There are over 20 topics, including business, gadgets, gaming, technology, movies, music, TV, videos and sports.
In contrast, if you would like less news and more headlines, you should investigate the News on Facebook page.
Run by employees at Facebook, the news page (facebook.com/news) is used to highlight news and media companies, giving you the “inside scoop” on what news sites are posting on Facebook.
Comprised primarily of headlines from major news outlets like the BBC, CNN, and ABC News, you can check in daily to see what’s going on or ‘Like’ the page to get updates in your feed. If you’re not that into news but still want to know what’s going throughout the week this is a pretty good resource for you.
With these two resources, you can get all the news you’re looking for right from Facebook. Add these pages into your daily routine and you will know everything that’s going on in the world.
If you’re looking for news about Facebook, I suggest you revisit Saikat’s article on the Top 10 Resources and Articles To Follow All About Facebook, as well as Facebook on Alltop.
What do you think about getting your news from Facebook? I’d love to read your thoughts, ideas and comments below!
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