New Facebook Homepage Features

– Biggest improvement will be switching to default live feed of what is happening with your friends.
– Filtered live feeds based on your friend groups.
– Update status and the ability to share posts, music, videos, etc. right from the homepage.
– Pages will be switched to look more like a profile.  This means you can write on a celebrity’s wall directly.

TechCrunch is calling the live feeds a response to Twitter since Facebook’s acquisition bid fell through.  I think TechCrunch made a weak comparison there.  Facebook had a live feed option already available for quite some time already.  They came out with that feature last summer as a matter of fact.  Facebook probably just wanted to highlight that feature more since they already had it running in a small section of the social network.  That seems more likely than to “respond to Twitter.”

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at

New Facebook Homepage Features Comments

  1. Pos says:

    it sucks!

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