What is the Daily Life Social Reader?

The Daily Life Social Reader lets you read stories recommended by others, while giving you an easy way to read and share news with your friends.  The app lives on Facebook and is integrated with dailylife.com.au - the articles the app recommends are based on your interests - stories you have read in the past - and what your friends are reading - and also what is trending among Facebook users.

 

How can I get the Daily Life Social Reader?

You can go straight to the app here and clicking on Install the Social Reader. From the Daily Life Facebook page click on the button that says Go to app. You will also come across it if you click on links your friends have shared from the Daily Life Social Reader.

 

Do I have to use the Daily Life Social Reader to read Daily Life articles?

No, not all. You can still go to the Daily Life site and read and comment on stories as before. Also make sure you visit the Daily Life Facebook page to see what the community is debating and talking about.

 

How does the Daily Life Social Reader decide what stories to show me?

The content you see in Daily Life Social Reader are not the top stories from dailylife.com.au that day but the stories that are being read by your friends and the wider Facebook community. If only your friends who like fashion news are using the app then you will get a lot of fashion news but if you have friends who read a lot of health and fitness stories, you will get those. Every user’s Social Reader will be different – it’s a personalised experience.

 

How do I remove the Daily Life Social Reader?

If you want to remove the app, go to the Facebook app settings page https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=applications

 

Will everything I read get posted back to my Facebook timeline?

When you install the app for the first time you will decide who you want to share what you’re reading with. You can change this at any time. Even if you decide to share what you read with your friends generally, you can remove a particular read from your timeline on an article by article basis.

 

I don’t want everyone to see what I am reading. How do I control who sees what “I read”?

It is a “social reader” – inside the Daily Life Social Reader other users will be able to see what you are reading and you will be able to see what they are reading. We think it will be interesting for you to see what your friends are interested in and vice versa. When you install the app you can decide who you want to share what you read with. You can choose to share articles automatically with your friends or with everyone or not to share anything at all. At any time you can click on Preferences within the app to change these settings or go to the Facebook app settings page. You can also decide on an article by article basis to share or not share a “read”.

 

Can I hide something I have read?

Absolutely. When you are reading an article click on the link that says Remove from my timeline. You can change your preferences at any time by clicking on the Preferences button.

 

What content is available on the Daily Life Social Reader?

All Daily Life content is available on the Daily Life Social Reader – but the articles you will see within the Reader are those articles that are trending among your friends and other Facebook readers.

 

What are Editors?

In the Daily Life Social Reader you can follow members of the Daily Life team to see what content they are reading and sharing. You can also do the same with your friends. And you can add or remove these at any time. Just click on the image of the editor (or friend) to see what they’re reading on the Daily Life Social Reader.

 

How do I remove or add an editor?

Click “remove” underneath and editor’s name. To add, just click “follow” underneath a friend’s name. The process is the same for friends.

 

Do your commenting guidelines apply on the Daily Life Social Reader?

No, they don’t. We don’t moderate comments on the Daily Life Social Reader because they come under Facebook's community standards. If you see something that you think is a problema, you can report it. Facebook has more information on commenting within the Facebook Help Centre.