Facebook's Social Reader users are fleeing in droves

Social reader apps are basically the digital equivalent of inviting people to read over your shoulder, so it's good riddance to them.

By Sarah Jacobsson Purewal, PC World |  Internet, Facebook, social networks

According to Buzzfeed, this means we can conclude that "social readers are appearing less prominently in users' timelines, in part due to the site's new 'Trending Articles' feature, which promotes (and effectively minimizes) social reader stories in one place. So it's not entirely a matter of fatigue."

That's probably a good explanation for the sudden drop-off of active users. But, like everyone else on the Internet, I am of the opinion that social readers had it coming to them.

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