Saturday, August 7, 2010

Facebook: What’s the Difference between Top News and Most Recent

These days people on Facebook has friends in the 100s and 1000s. Now following all their updates is difficult, in addition you might also be a fan or a number of pages on Facebook. These pages also keep getting updated regularly. Facebook has therefore divided your News Feed into two sections called "Top news" and "Most Recent". As soon as you login to your homepage in Facebook you see these two options. Now, if you haven't logged into Facebook for a while the default view is top news.

Top News

Summary of top stories
Top news shows popular stories from your friends and pages you follow. Especially those stories that have gained a lot of attention. So if a friend of yours has posted a story that has gained a lot of attention by all the rest you see this story on the top. This is a way for you to know and find out what's been happening within your circle of friends and family. So if there is a new birth in the family you missed, you will surely see this right on top, because everyone is talking about it. 

Pages that you have liked will also show up especially if their latest updates are gaining a lot of comments and likes.

Most Recent

Live feed of stories as they happen.
If you click on this view. Stories, statuses, and page updates are not sorted out and presented to you. This will be a list of updates as they happen. Chronologically from the first to the last. You can see up to 250 updates at a time. Refresh this view to see the latest as it happens. If you have a large number of connections and are a fan of a number of Facebook pages. You can adjust this view by going to the bottom of the page and clicking "Edit options". 

You can juggle between both these views any number of times to see which one suits you the most. 

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