The Huffington Post and Facebook have partnered to create a new social networking feature called “HuffPost Social News,” allowing Facebook users to integrate their profiles with the online news outlet via Facebook Connect.
The new site allows you to create a HuffPost profile, share stories with friends and track content your friends are reading and commenting on. You can also share your reader profile on your Facebook feed.
Huffington Post Founder Arianna Huffington wrote on her blog that her company’s goal was to make HuffPost Social News the go-to place for Facebook users to share news.
“This new platform lets our community of engaged users easily share stories and post comments for friends to see – it’s HuffPost’s version of a digital water cooler, enriching and deepening conversations around the day’s news,” Huffington said. “Social media has fundamentally changed our relationship to news. It’s no longer something we passively take in. We now engage with news, share news, react to news – news has become something around which we gather, connect, and converse. HuffPost Social News makes this more dynamic than ever.”