NEW CHANGES IN FACEBOOK
User in UK, USA, INDIA, CANADA, & Australia will begin seeing a list of treading topics of discussion among the site’s 1.2 billion users, whether it’s the death of a world leader or the Oscars.
Users in the US, UK, India, Canada and Australia will begin seeing a list of trending topics on the right side of their Facebook pages in coming weeks. It will be available in more countries later on.
Trending topics won’t be available on the mobile version of Facebook, but the company said it is testing the feature in its app for smartphones and tablet computers.
Facebook, which signaled last year that it would introduce trending topics at some point, said that the topics people see will be tailored to the user’s interests and location.
On Thursday afternoon, two users saw topics that included the Academy Awards, American Idol and Republican Senator David Vitter from Louisiana.
Facebook is already seen as a place where users go to find out what their friends and family are up to. Stuhar said learning that a friend got married or discovering what his friends are doing on a Friday night is “certainly news,” but Facebook has a broader vision of where we want news feed to go in the future.