It looks like Facebook has some changes planned for how content may be delivered to its users, the company has apparently been in talks with a number of news publications about Facebook actually hosting their content.
At the moment a portion of the content from news sites is hosted on Facebook and then to read the full story you have to click through to the original site, Facebook is looking to change this.
According to a recent report by the New York Times, Facebook has been in talks with a number of large publishers about their content being hosted on the social network.
Some of the sites that are rumored to be part of the discussions include the new York Times, Buzzfeed, National Geographic and more.
Facebook’s reasoning behind this is that websites take too long to load, the average page load time is around 8 seconds on mobile and the company wants to give faster access to the content to its readers.
The company will apparently offer some way for these publishers to generate revenue from their content on the social network, exactly how this will be done is not clear as yet. Whether or not the publishers will welcome this new idea from Facebook remains to be seen.
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