Facebook Update- March 7th, 2013

New Facebook Newsfeed Update


Last Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg revealed a significant update to Facebook’s News Feed.

As you can see above, News Feed is now media based, displaying graphically rich aspects of a post large while making text captions small. Zuckerberg himself compared this new feature to an online newspaper, while other commentators around the tech world are making comparisons to Google+ and upstart social network Pinterest.

However, this is not the only option for News Feed. Facebook will contain multiple ways to view your friends’ posts that can be switched easily. One view is a unique feed that allows you to see the posts of all your friends at one time, instead of showing only the most recent posts.

I believe that this update, which is scheduled to come out later this spring, will help Facebook in that it will encourage people to showcase updates in media content.

References:

Wired Gadget Lab Video Podcast #167

External links:

The Wall Street Journal report on the Facebook update

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