Facebook Will Now Tell You What’s Most Popular On Facebook

Facebook will now surface trending topics alongside the News Feed, using a new product the company simply calls “trending.” Trending will show a personalized list of popular topics for each user, combining their interests with content getting the most attention across the entire platform, Facebook announced on Thursday.

Facebook Will Now Tell You What's Most Popular On Facebook

Each trend will include a short description, and users can click on the trend to see a list of posts and articles related to that topic.

Facebook will determine which topics are trending with an algorithm intended to recognize “a sharp increase in popularity,” not necessarily a large volume of posts or articles about a particular subject, according to a spokesperson. In other words, subjects that are always popular on Facebook won’t always be trending; this will only happen when that subject experiences a spike in mentions.Read More…

Source : Mashable

 

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