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Facebook is working to strike deals with popular publishers and news websites to allow their content to be hosted right within the Facebook website, meaning you’ll never leave – sorry. The rumor comes from the New York Times, citing unnamed sources, and comes as Facebook wants to make consuming content more seamless.

Facebook intends to begin testing the new format in the next several months, the report says. Facebook’s initial partners are expected to be The New York Times, BuzzFeed and National Geographic, although others may be added since discussions are continuing.

To make the proposal appealing to publishers, who love pageviews, Facebook has discussed ways for publishers to make money from advertising that would run alongside the content. Furthermore, there’s said to be talks around publisher’s traffic dropping as Facebook has begun prioritizing video – something publishers want fixed.

Source: New York Times

  • Jonathan

    Seriously? I just want to see my friend’s posts, not candy crush invites, or news. If I want news, I’ll go to a news site.

    All this is really tempting me to build a new social media site with the user in mind, NOT money.

    • build a new social media site with the user in mind, NOT money.

      Many people have tried and failed and I hate to break it to you but you’d likely end up failing too. People just aren’t interested in a social network that puts the user first…

  • quitcherbichinn

    All I want to see is what *I* have chosen to see! I don’t want FB cramming more crap onto my news feed.

  • “The rumor comes from the New York Times, citing unnamed sources,”

    I’ll tell you who the source was. “Facebook’s initial partners are expected to be The New York Times”.

    It was the New York times citing themselves.

  • Marcus

    This is awesome! It’s always super annoying to have to open articles on separate sites. This is going to be very useful.

  • vivalaivsca

    Facebook wants to be the Internet.