The social network also added a News Ticker to the right of the screen that provides you with real-time updates on your friends’ activity. What’s great about this feature is that you can interact with the updates without navigating away from the homepage. If you see a friend comment on a video you can hover over the update and a threaded comment box will appear to the left of the ticker.
The Facebook community seems less than pleased with the changes, however. While some wish Facebook would have offered more notice about the changes, others are visibly upset. All Facebook reports that publicly visible status updates with complaints are being published at least once every ten seconds.
At the moment these changes don’t seem to affect Facebook Pages. Currently Pages updates aren’t appearing as Top Stories in the feed. It will be interesting to watch how that changes, if at all, after not logging in for a few days. It’s expected that Facebook will share more details about these changes at the f8 developers conference tomorrow.
Jennifer Beese: Jennifer Beese has worked as a community manager and social media strategist. When she’s not writing, you can find her studying anatomy and physiology—she literally has a skeleton in her closet—or under the stars with her telescope.