The News goes Facebooking

Just this morning when I laid my eyes on ‘The News’ website, I felt something different. And that difference was inclusion of Facebook plugins.

In future, if you like some news or op-ed column, you can just click on Like Button at the top of subject. Similarly, Website is also showing Recommendation Plugin which displays news shared by the people.

I have reservation over Recommendation Plugin, as this should should display only those kind of news that i am interested in – not those news which are more liked by people.

We better call this recommendation plugin ‘Most Talked About’ plugin.

The News page did used sharing on social media tools earlier like sharing on facebook, twitter etc but this incorporation will give them the data that what kind of news people like to read, like to share and recommend.

The News Website : thenews.com.pk


  • Issue: The same like button results display with every news. Like in above picture,its stated that 118 people liked this. So, now you surf on The news page, you will see different number.. right now its 147 others & Aamir Attaa who liked it. If you go to some other news, you will find the exact number of results i.e. 147 & aamir attaa

  • Facebook trying to reach the level of Google but they will not succeed in a short period of time.They have to work hard for it.
    At least our local news agencies are getting aware of social tools.

    • dear Haseeb,
      Facebook has already left Orkut and other social communities behind its dust. Facebook has revolutionized the social communities and you will see all social networking sites copying facebook in near future.
      What facebook is doing … Google never every think of it. Just wait for some months then you gona forget Google services. I am sorry that I can not name them now.

      Pakistan Zindabad


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