This was meant to be aimed at Journalists, but anyone can follow the service.
The problem I see with following it is filling a personal newsfeed with these stories.
I find it slightly odd that we can follow this on twitter, as well as Facebook, but, apart from that, it's going to be difficult to say how useful the service will become.
Today, we’re excited to announce FB Newswire, a resource that will make it easier for journalists and newsrooms to find, share and embed newsworthy content from Facebook in the media they produce.
Powered by Storyful, the leader in social content discovery and verification for newsrooms, FB Newswire aggregates newsworthy content shared publicly on Facebook by individuals and organizations across the world for journalists to use in their reporting. This will include original photos, videos and status updates posted by people on the front lines of major events like protests, elections and sporting events. FB Newswire is accessible on Facebook at Facebook.com/FBNewswire and on Twitter at @FBNewswire, and will be updated in real-time with content related to top news stories.Facebook Wants To Be a Newswire And Partners With Storyful [newsroom.fb.com]
There are other services that provide us news. I think it is a mistake to try to make the Facebook feed anything more than a feed of your friend's information. The more they clutter the feed the easier it will be for another more friend-focused usurper to jump in and take market share from them.
The main question in my mind is how do they check Fact vs. Fiction in the stories picked up. I know there isn't much fact checking in the world now, but this is just going to get out of hand. And instead of anyone getting paid they are just going to "borrow" (*steal*) whatever news (stories) they want so they can make the profit without the expense. I don't see how I could ever call someone who writes stories on Facebook an actual news writer.