How Facebook Paper helped me escape Facebook

Facebook's Paper app is a social news app. It funnels all the news and blog links people share on Facebook into a bit-sized Flipbook-like package. Most are still better off using Flipbook or Zite for curated/aggregated news.

Even though I use Paper mostly to read news from popular topics, I can still keep up on normal Facebook stuff like messages, friend requests and notifications. You realize that Paper is really just a news app with Facebook baked in. But the real value of Paper is that I don't check or post to Facebook as much. Facebook use has become more a calculated choice than a knee-jerk reaction to bordem.

February 20, 2014