Facebook's Revamped News Feed Is Faster, Newsier, More Like Twitter

By The Atlantic Wire

Facebook is continuing its rollout of shiny new things in the lead up to a big announcement at this year's f8 developers conference in San Francisco. In addition the new Subscribe button and Smart Lists, an upgrade to Facebook's News Feed is going to make the site start to look a lot newsier--and even more like Twitter. The new News Feed is going real-time with a new product called Ticker. Mark Tonkelowitz, the engineering manager responsible for the News Feed, explains in a blog post on Facebook:

Ticker shows you the same stuff you were already seeing on Facebook, but it brings your conversations to life by displaying updates instantaneously. Now when a friend comments, asks a question or shares something like a check in, you'll be able to join the conversation right away. Click on anything in ticker to see the full story and chime in--without losing your place.

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