Alexis Madrigal over at The Atlantic points to an interesting blog post by former New York Times developer Michael Donohoe about why the New York Times passed on Facebook’s vision for “frictionless sharing”, which the social media giant recently rolled out with The Washington Post’s Social Reader app.
With Facebook’s new model, all users do is read articles as they normally do and the app shares each one with their friends. No liking or tweeting. It’s the same model that has Spotify listens appearing in so many folks Facebook feeds. Read More