Bing’s New Facebook News App

Do you use Facebook to get your daily dose of news? It has become a popular trend to log on to the social media website to find out what’s going on in the world. According to the Pew Research Center’s 2012 “State of the News Media” survey, more than double the amount of social media users use Facebook rather than Twitter to stay up-to-date on the news.

Ever since the social media website partnered with a number of different news sources (like CNN, The Daily, and The Washington Post) to create Social News apps, many users have been signing in to see what’s going on in the news and to see what news stories their friends and family are reading.

There are many news sources that have volunteered their presence on Facebook, but it looks like Bing wants users to turn to them for their daily dose of news. The search engine recently announced a customizable Facebook app called My Bing News that lets you create your very own news page with your favorite interests like politics, entertainment, sports, and more. You can also choose specific topics to follow like Lady Gaga or the Baltimore Ravens.

After you create your customized page, Bing will collect news stories from all over the web about your chosen categories and topics to make it easy for you to stay updated. You can also choose what gets shared with your Facebook friends and family – entire topics, individual articles, or article comments.

With the increase of obtaining information via social media, what do you think: Will social media override websites and become the most popular way to get the news? Or do you think people will stay loyal to their original news sources?

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