Now Trending on Facebook? Is Facebook attempting to be like Twitter?

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by Tanya Grimsley ( @luvGodncountry )

In the news today, Facebook has decided to joined the ranks of Twitter and Google+  and be the latest to add a “Trending” section to their timeline. As much as Facebook dominates in social sharing, Twitter is the leader in news, what’s hot, and everything in between. For some people, Facebook is their lifeline to the outside world, not only are their friends there, but all the news and things they could ever want and more. Sadly, due to many algorithm changes on Facebook, they have tailored to the users repeat visits to the same pages, subject matter etc.. burying posts in your news-feeds and most are never to be found again. 

Facebook  Trending topics will be seen by it’s users in their main news feeds, then with a click of a button you will be able to view all the posts in one single location for the subject that is trending. Try as they might, Twitter dominates those who like the instant gratification fix, as well as there is no quicker news feed online that can topple the mighty giant for on the spot every day citizens photo’s, eyewitness accounts and more.

Here’s wishing Facebook a lot of luck, they will need it!


READ MORE about this new change at theweek.com

(h/t drudgereport.com )

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