If you have been keeping up with all the recent changes and enhancements to Facebook and have found yourself wondering what the social network will come up with next, today you got your answer: apps.
Today the company officially announced Paper, the first app to come out of Facebook Creative Labs. According to the announcement, Paper is “a new app that helps you explore and share stories from friends and the world around you” by enlisting the expertise of human editors that handpick stories and an algorithm that surfaces them. It seems that adding the human component has the effect of adding more stories from less obvious sources, which prevents this from becoming just another aggregator for major news outlets. The stories are all organized into different categories or themes, the first of which is the user’s Facebook news feed.