The new Facebook News Feed: Love it or hate it?
Facebook users have had mixed reactions to the revamped News Feed the social network began rolling out Tuesday night. Instead of asking users to choose between ‘Top Stories’ and ‘Most Recent’ links, the new News Feed adjusts content based on the last time they checked it. Users who rarely log in, for instance, see top stories from their networks. More frequent users see recent content in chronological order. Facebook also changed the way photos are displayed in the News Feed, making them larger and more prominent.
The most drastic change to the News Feed concept is the addition of a news ticker. Above the chat column, users now see real-time updates from their networks. When they click items from the ticker, the content is brought up in a hover window and the user does not need to leave the page in order to interact with their updates.
Facebook’s News Feed now delivers top stories to you based on the last time you logged in. That way, if you haven’t logged in for a few days, you won’t miss important life events in your News Feed. Users can also adjust their News Feeds by marking or unmarking updates as ‘Top Stories’.
Recent opinions include: "I don’t need everyone to know what photos or comments I ‘Like’ and I don’t want to know that depth of other people’s communications, either" and
"I’ve been asking for a long time for a way to make sure I don’t miss the most important things in friend’s lives, especially those who don’t post often, while a long string of inanities from talkative friends scroll by"
We’d like to hear from more of you. Are you enjoying the latest changes or are you annoyed by them? As my mate Charlie always says "We Fear Change!"