Facebook Updates Your News Feed: Introducing Topic Groups

facebook-zuckFacebookhas started grouping status updates by topic, in the hopes that the update will help make sense of your News Feed.

Now, should your friends be sharing posts with similar themes — such as going to see the same movie — you’ll see a single News Feed story that lumps them together (see the example below).

“You may notice some of your news feed stories are now grouped together by topic,” the 750 million member-strong social network posted on its Facebook Page Monday. “We want to show you the most relevant and interesting information, and this test is designed to show you trends among what your friends are saying.”

As with every Facebook change, not all users are loving the algorithmic alteration. Many of the initial comments on Facebook’s post were negative.

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