Pop quiz: What do Kim Kardashian and Bob Woodward have in common?
If that question were posed Wednesday, the answer might be that both had written books — one about selfies, the other about presidential self-destruction. But as of today, Kardashian and Woodward have something else in common: both have access to the same suite of exclusive social media tools, privileges that have also been extended to thousands of other journalists.
Earlier today, Facebook announced it was allowing journalists and others with verified profiles to use Mentions, an app originally intended to empower celebrities to manage their social personas. After Mentions launched in 2014, news outlets dutifully chronicled the list of actors, musicians and professional athletes that flocked to the app, then dubbed a “VIP only” service. Read more