Facebook Shuttering Its Paper App

Casey Newton, reporting for The Verge:

Facebook is shutting down Paper, a bold reimagining of the company's flagship app for iOS that impressed critics but failed to attract a large audience, the company said today. The app transformed the core Facebook experience into a kind of newsreader, with customizable sections for politics, technology, food, and other subjects. Visitors to the app received a message saying the app would no longer function after July 29th.

A shame. I really liked Paper—its tiny fonts notwithstanding—and am sad to see it go.