Daily archives:September 21, 2011

Facebook gets a facelift

Just days ahead of the F8 Developer Conference, Facebook has rolled out a handful of  design changes and new features. Here are a few highlights: Live Ticker The biggest and most-controversial change is the Live Ticker, which displays a real-time stream of your friend's latest actions. You can click on any of the stories in the feed, and quickly comment on it without leaving the page. Facebook’s goal is to increase engagement and retention on the site. However, many users are complaining about the seemingly repetitive nature of seeing a Facebook feed inside a Facebook feed. Top Stories Facebook is now using a new algorithm to dig-up content it thinks worthy of your attention. Also, Top Stories are no longer shown in chronological order – but rather in order of importance. So if you[...]