Facebook introduces trend themes2014-03-21 | Comebuy News
Facebook has announced "Trending Topics", a module that lists current trend topics of the user. The function seems looked directly at Twitter that indicates that discussion trends in the form of Hashtags for years. The function is launched in the United States and is now gradually in other countries.
Lately, Facebook had performed apparently preparatory actions and for example, final words in the news feed highlighted - including names of celebrities or current of just TV shows. With trending topics, these keywords are now in the upper right corner next to the Facebook stream to find.
If too many users are likely to wait Facebook paper on the news aggregation service, which is expected to start this month, trending topics could be an important weapon in the fight against the rival Twitter. Each of the social networks want that the user first post news with him - and trend topics are a way to be heard at all beyond the own friends.
Twitter has bound itself closer last year but also with his TV strategy to live events. It sees itself as a leading, to discuss ongoing shipments and transfers. Here is now also Facebook with its trend topics.
According to Facebook, trending topics for mobile is however still under test. It apparently looking for an ideal position for the trend themes on the anyway always for many information about small Smartphone and Tablet screens.
[with material by Rachel King, ZDNet.com]
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