Facebook is about to launch content-specific news feeds in an effort to enhance the relevance of its experience. TechCrunch reports that the company will announce the moves Thursday. It will include an enhanced music feed. TechCrunch says it's all aimed at getting more time spent on Facebook.
Facebook's move is significant in that Twitter appears to be the platform of choice for journalism. A new study by Polis, the public opinion research arm of the London School of Economics, indicates that Twitter is dominant as a newsgathering tool among social media. Facebook is more about discussion, but Twitter is more about breaking news like a wire service.
The question then becomes how sustainable journalism is in social media. TechCrunch reports that Ev Williams, one of the founders of Twitter, believes he is on the right track with Medium, a curation site that invites collaboration. It aims to develop journalism that can be properly underwritten.