New Facebook plugin shows readers other stories 'liked' by their friends

Facebook Developers

Facebook released a new website plugin today that shows readers related articles that their friends have "liked" on the same site. The "recommendations bar" sits at the bottom-right of the browser and expands to show a couple of recommended stories as a reader scrolls through an article.



Facebook already has a "recommendations box," an embeddable widget, that served a similar function. But the company says the new bar that floats on top of the page is getting three times more clickthroughs than the widget.



Related: Facebook is increasingly partnering with TV news companies (The Daily Beast) | Facebook's first public earnings report comes out at the end of the day (The Washington Post) | Facebook is working on its own mobile phone for a 2013 launch (Bloomberg)

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    Jeff Sonderman is the deputy director of the American Press Institute, helping to lead its use of research, tools, events, and strategic insights to advance and sustain journalism.

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