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It’s no surprise that Facebook is facing some stiff competition these days. As a way to stem the tide, Facebook has a few new features and changes on the horizon to help make the site experience ever-more addictive.
First, as you probably discovered yesterday morning to your horror, the news feed from your friends was revamped. Your feed will now have the most “important news” from your friends, culled from the stream of information and based upon when and how often you log in. Gone is the “most recent” option which showed you posts as they went down; now it’s all presorted based on what Facebook thinks you’ll like. A new “ticker” feature will keep you up-to-date on your friend’s new cat pics. So far, people aren’t fans.
But wait, there’s more!
There’s news that Facebook’s f8 conference will announce more specific versions of the ubiquitous “like” button. The new buttons will supposedly be “Read,” “Listened,” “Watched.” and an e-commerce friendly “Want.” Alas, there’s still no “dislike” button in sight.
Stay tuned as more news come out of f8, and let us know what you think of all these changes.