Facebook Testing A “Happening Now” Feed

Posted Jun 10, 2011

Social network Facebook.com is testing a new real-time feature that will be placed on the sidebar over to the right. The “Happening Now” feature is only available on several news feeds.

The feed would appear below advertising spots. It would be interesting to see how Facebook avoids posting the same content in the News Feeds and the “Happening Now” section.

?We are currently testing a feature within News Feed that gives people the ability to see what their friends are commenting on and ?liking?, as these actions are being taken on Facebook.

This test includes a small percentage of Facebook users, just a fraction of a percent. In the coming weeks, as we learn more from this test, we?ll keep making improvements and may expand it to more people.?