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Facebook can’t sit still, announces News Feed changes

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Facebook has announced a couple changes to its website that started rolling out to users Tuesday. This time around, Facebook is concentrating on making the News Feed better. Though I’m sure a lot of Facebook users will loath the changes, it’s better you find out what they’re all about before you’re caught off guard.

Facebook is turning the News Feed into what it describes a “personal newspaper.” Instead of having two options that show you the most popular posts and the most recent posts, everything will be placed into a single stream. The difference is that Facebook will determine what are the most important posts that may interest you once you log off and come back after a while. Those will be the first posts you see in the News Feed. You’ll know what those posts are by a blue triangle that will sit in the upper left hand corner of those posts.

The second change is something we came across in June. Facebook is implementing a real-time news ticker on the right side of the site. No matter how far you scroll on the main page, that ticker will continue to update you on comments, status messages and anything else your friends are doing.

If you haven’t gotten these changes yet, don’t worry. You’re on the list.

Via [Facebook Blog]

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