Facebook Newspaper “PostPost” Launched

PostPost is a new “social newspaper” from TigerLogic that has just been deployed for Facebook. The application basically takes your newsfeed and displays it in a more controllable way. It takes your links, photos, and videos, and compiles them into a legible format, sort of like a newsletter.

TigerLogic is a rapid application deployment solutions company that developed PostPost, which also uses Yolink search API so that users can simply locate passed backlinks and context.

According to some reviews, the application marks a sign of the movement away from RSS feeds to most of these newspaper-type solutions as social media sites grow in fame.

Using the plugin jQuery Masonry, created by David DeSandro, PostPost imports links, videos, and photos from the Facebook Open Graph API. Displayed in such a way to look like a typical newspaper, the PostPost news can also be adjusted to the size of the user’s browser window for easy presentation.

PostPost has the potential to scale well as it was built using JavaScript, using the platform for the display and user controls. It also uses the existing Facebook infrastructure to host content. Using JavaScript means that PostPost can display the ‘newspaper’ in real time with the capability to fetch news as it is issued.

Using Yolink’s search integration capabilities, finding and indexing the backlinks within stories will be made much simpler. The panel that serves as the ‘newspaper’ from PostPost allows users to comment straight from the panel.

Juliana Kenny graduated from the University of Connecticut with a double degree in English and French. After managing a small corporation for two years, she joined TMC as a Web Editor for TMCnet. Juliana at present focuses on the call center and CRM industries, but she also writes about cloud telephony and network gear with softswitches.

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