First hashtags, now a news reader?
Joanna Stern at ABC News received a snail-mail invitation today from Facebook for a media event on June 20 that read, “A small team has been working on a big idea. Join us for coffee and learn about a new product.”
Also, when Facebook announced the arrival of hashtags earlier this week, it said that the move was just the first step in a series of new features that “surface some of the interesting discussions people are having about public events, people, and topics.”
Drew Meyers wrote a guest post on GeekWire a few months ago after Google Reader went down, touching on what could be done to redefine the feed reader experience.
“Turn my feed reader into a community,” he proposed. “Turn my reader into discussions, conversations, and, ultimately, connections.”
Facebook is certainly in position to do something like that — here’s to hoping that it will be something a little more exciting and valuable than the company’s most recent product unveil, Facebook Home.
Previously on GeekWire: You can now use #hashtags on Facebook