App Chat: Social Media Gets Newsy

16:48 minutes

Facebook’s newest app, Paper, is as much newspaper as it is social media tool. It follows other apps like Circa, Flipboard, and Twitter at tackling the distribution and curation of the day’s news. Ellis Hamburger, a reporter at The Verge, talks about why social media giants are betting on news, and how it might affect our future reading habits.

Segment Guests

Ellis Hamburger

Ellis Hamburger is a former reporter for The Verge in New York, New York.

Meet the Producer

About Christopher Intagliata

Christopher Intagliata is Science Friday’s senior producer. He once served as a prop in an optical illusion and speaks passable Ira Flatowese.