HuffPo Covers Facebook’s New Reader with Commentary from Brian Solis

The world’s largest social network is developing a mobile product codenamed “Reader” that will highlight and showcase news from Facebook users and media organizations. Timothy Stenovec asked Brian Solis for his thoughts.

Following is an excerpt from the article

With its new feature, Facebook could be setting its sights on Twitter’s position as the place to turn for breaking news, Brian Solis, author of What’s the Future of Business and a principal analyst at Altimeter Group, told HuffPost.

“Facebook is seeking to capture the information that’s already in its NewsFeed, apply intelligence, and present stories to users in not only real-time, but in a way that’s visual and experiential,” Solis said. “Facebook is home to 1.1 billion users. This is a significant move. But, there’s no reason that Twitter couldn’t create a reader app of its own, not unlike what it did for Twitter Music.”

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Brian Solis is a digital analyst, anthropologist, and also a futurist. In his work at Altimeter Group, Solis studies the effects of disruptive technology on business and society. More so, he humanizes technology’s causal effect to help people see people differently and understand what to do about it. He is an award-winning author and avid keynote speaker who is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders in digital transformation and innovation.

Brian has authored several best-selling books including What’s the Future of Business (WTF), Engage! and The End of Business as Usual. His blog,, is ranked as a leading resource for insights into the future of business, new technology and marketing.

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