Facebook Overhauls News Feed

Now, 'Top News' is always on top of page
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 21, 2011 11:45 AM CDT
Facebook Overhauls News Feed
Mark Zuckerberg speaks during a news conference in this file photo.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Facebook rolled out a dramatic new redesign today, that’s designed to turn Facebook into “your own personal newspaper.” Gone is the option to toggle between “Top Stories” and the “Most Recent” updates; now the stories Facebook deems “Top Stories” will always be on top, while a real-time ticker in the upper right displays updates as they occur. “You won’t have to worry about missing important stuff,” the company’s blog assures us.

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The Top Stories section will be sensitive to how recently you’ve logged in, showing older stories if it’s been a while since your last visit. The update also comes with a host of other changes, like the ability to group friends as on Google+. But so far users don’t seem enamored of the changes; the first post on Facebook’s blog post reads, “Lame. Quite frankly, I don’t want Facebook deciding who is most important in my life.” It currently has 1,709 likes. (Read more Facebook stories.)

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