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Facebook Adds “Topics” To News Feed, Hopes To Better Categorize Your Wall

Facebook Adds “Topics” To News Feed, Hopes To Better Categorize Your Wall

Facebook PeopleFacebook on Monday rolled out a new “topics’ feature for status updates which lumps status messages of the same type together for easier browsing and discovery.

The company’s new algorithm finds messages from all of your friends that pertain to the same subject and then lump those messages together by displaying a message next to each message which tells users how many other users have posted about a certain subject outside of the original poster.

For example in the output below it states that the original poster plus two other people have posted about Harry Potter:

 

Facebook Topic Groups
According to an official Facebook page post:

“We want to show you the most relevant and interesting information, and this test is designed to show you trends among what your friends are saying.”

While the new algorithm allows for quicker navigation of related topics, not surprisingly some Facebook users have voiced their distaste with the new product which is still rolling out to user accounts.

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Have you had the chance to try out the Facebook topics output at this time? Give it a try and let us know what you think.

 

 

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