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Posted by Damien Biddulph on Mon 12th Aug 2013



By Adnan Farooqui on 08/07/2013 - Ubergizmo


If someone says “trending topics,” you’ll most likely think about Twitter. The micro-blogging network is the go-to destination to find out what the world is saying about a particular topic. Twitter made hashtags popular as well, and Facebook recently enabled them for its more than 1 billion users. There’s another similar feature that’s may find its way soon for everyone on the world’s biggest social network. Facebook has confirmed that it is currently testing trending topics on a small scale, only available to a select few users in the U.S. through their mobile website.

The company says that the feature is currently in “very early stages” of development, so it can’t be said for sure when trending topics will be enabled for all users. A banner will be displayed in the News Feed which will reveal whatever is creating the most buzz on Facebook, it may be personalities or different subject matters. Clicking on the banner will reveal what a user’s friends as well as the general public is saying about that particular topic. Twitter, which is one of the biggest sources for real-time news and updates, may soon see its rear-view mirror being filled up by Facebook. Recently Facebook announced Embedded Posts, allowing a select few publications to embed Facebook stories on their own websites and blogs.

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