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  • I'm CEO of Newspeg.com, a social news-sharing platform. I've spent 20 years at the intersection of traditional and digital journalism. I've helped to invent ways to read and interact with the news and advertising on computer screens and iPads, and before that, I wrote news stories on typewriters and six-ply paper. I co-founded WashingtonPost.com and hyperlocal pioneers Backfence.com and GrowthSpur; served as editor of Philly.com; taught media entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland; and have done product-development and strategy consulting for all sorts of media and Internet companies. You can read more about me here.

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October 30, 2007


Mary Specht

"Over time, I think, widgets and other Facebook attributes will turn the platform into the ultimate personalized home page--a MyYahoo that really is yours, with info about friends and colleagues supplementing news, weather, stock quotes, RSS feeds and other staples of personalized sites."

So basically a combo Facebook and iGoogle page? Not a bad idea--I'd use it.

Facebook: please, please make an RSS of the Facebook News Feed available. How convenient would that be?

Mark Potts

Amen, Mare. A Facebook RSS feed would be fantastic. We're starting to see the early signs of serious news apps for Facebook, too--check out WashPost's brand-spanking-new NewsTracker widget.

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