Friday, October 23, 2009

Your Upgrades Have Arrived...

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Facebook claim that their main priority is helping us stay on top of what is going on with the people and things that we care about most. Although social networks are seen as unproductive, they have become an integral part of how we communicate with our family and friends.

Today Facebook have launched some changes to the home page that aim to simplify our experience by offering two views of News Feed:

News Feed
When you log into Facebook, you'll see the most interesting things that happened in the last day in the "News Feed" view. News Feed picks stories that we think you'll enjoy based on a variety of factors including how many friends have liked and commented on it and how likely you are to interact with that story.

Live Feed
Once you've caught up on what you missed, you can click through to "Live Feed" to see what's happening right now. As long as you remain logged into Facebook, you'll continue to see posts and activity from your friends in real-time. You can edit what appears in this view by clicking "Edit Options" at the bottom of the home page.
Facebook have limited the number of friends shown in Live Feed to 250 people but you can control how many you want shown. Scroll to the bottom of the feed and click on “Edit Options.” Here you can manually adjust the settings, a higher number means you will see new posts more frequently! Suggestions has also been improved, providing the ability to reconnect with friends and assist those who haven't made much progress. There will be the inevitable negative feedback but I rate this approach, what do you think of the latest changes?

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