Why The Washington Post is always in your Facebook news feed

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Liz Gannes asks why it seems every time she visits Facebook she is "greeted front and center with a box of stories that my friends have read on The Washington Post." The answer is: the box in the Facebook news feed highlights reading activity from a new class of Facebook apps that automatically share what users read. It just happens that The Washington Post Social Reader is one of only a few of these "open graph" apps launched so far, so it appears frequently in this "recently read" box. || Earlier: "Frictionless sharing" pushes boundaries of online privacy | Don Graham says social news unlocks the "great mystery" of young readers

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    Jeff Sonderman

    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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