Facebook Launches FB Techwire

By David Cohen 

FBTechwireLogo650Members of the media who cover the technology sector have a new resource, compliments of Facebook, as the social network announced the launch of FB Techwire, which is powered by social content discovery and verification provider Storyful.

Storyful also powers FB Newswire, the destination for publicly shared news content on Facebook, which launched on the social network in April.

Facebook said in an email to AllFacebook:

The goal of FB Techwire is to aid in the discovery of original content including breaking news, first-person analysis, photos and videos for journalists who care about and cover tech.

People turn to Facebook to learn and discuss what’s happening in the world, and more newsworthy content is shared and discovered on our platform than ever before. Features like trending topics, improvements to pages and video, and recent changes to News Feed have made journalists and media organizations an even more integral part of the news discovery process. Since it launched in April, FB Newswire has made it easy for journalists and newsrooms to find, share and embed newsworthy content from Facebook, and FB Techwire should do the same for tech journalists.

Readers: What are your initial impressions of FB Techwire?