Figment.com was first conceived as a Facebook for teenagers. But when the creators realized teens didn't want a new Facebook, the site morphed into "an experiment in online literature, a free platform for young people to read and write fiction, both on their computers and on their cellphones." Dana Goodyear, the New Yorker magazine author based in Los Angeles, is one of the co-founders. There's a New York Times story today on the launch.
Add New Yorker: Dexter Filkins, formerly a foreign correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, is leaving the NYT for The New Yorker. Romenesko