As promised, Facebook on Monday released Paper, a standalone iPhone application for reading and writing the news. The release comes on the eve of the social network's 10-year anniversary.
Paper amounts to the 2014 version of Facebook and sets a different tone for what's to come in the company's next decade.
The application, the first of many to come from a new startup-like team inside the company, presents Facebook's classic update types -- photos, videos, and articles -- in new formats designed for enjoyment on smartphones, and also includes more than a dozen newspaper-like sections.
Paper is currently only available in the US for iPhone users. Facebook has no immediate plans to release the application on Android or other mobile platforms.