This morning, Facebook announced Paper, a beautifully designed reimagining of Facebook that may make it so you never actually use Facebook’s regular app ever again. In short, FB just blew itself out of the water. Taking design cues from the likes of Flipboard, Medium and Google +, Paper strips the linear nature out of the normal FB feed and gives you a swipe and gesture happy full screen news, photo and video app. Oh, and it’s ad free for right now at least. Oh, and it’s only for iPhone and only in the US, and you can’t get it right now, you’ll have to wait until Monday, February 3rd.
Just as Facebook bought Instagram right before their own photo app launch, they also tried throwing a whopping $3 billion at Snapchat to get them out of the picture so Facebook could launch a very similar self-destruct messaging app. Unlike the Instagram deal however, Snapchat execs told Facebook to take their money and shove it straight up their ass. Or something to that effect. Shit, I’ll take three billion. Give me.
Pat Robertson has made a very lucrative career out of saying incredibly stupid things, and he let loose another mouth fart this weekend on The 700 Club, where he said he wishes there was a “vomit” button on Facebook for whenever anyone came out in support of gay marriage. I wish there was a “Why isn’t this guy dead yet?” button.