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Facebook Introduces Trending Feature

Facebook, which is the most popular social networking platform, and passion among all and sundry. Facebook has 1.2 billion users, and  is the platform where people  from all over the world gather every day to share their thoughts and participate in real-time conversations, from the highlights of the Golden Globes to the passing of Nelson Mandela. Facebook has announced today Trending, a new feature, which is designed to surface interesting and relevant conversations in order to help you discover the best content from all across Facebook.

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According to Facebook, in your Facebook page, in News Feed, you’ll see a list of topics that have recently spiked in popularity. Currently,users in the US, UK, India, Canada and Australia will be able to see trending topics, and this feature will be available in other countries later on.

The list is personalized, including topics based on things you’re interested in and what is trending across Facebook overall. Each topic is accompanied by a headline that briefly explains why it is trending.  You can click on any headline to see the most interesting posts from your friends or Pages that are talking about that particular topic.

According to Chris Stuhar, a software engineer at Facebook who works on the site’s news feed, said the feature is designed to uncover the most interesting content across the site and fits into the company’s broader effort to make Facebook “your personal newspaper.”

Trending feature is currently rolling out on web in select countries, but the company said it is testing the feature in its app for smartphones and tablet computers.


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