Yes, Facebook is tweaking things again but don’t worry, this time round, it’s to fix one pretty annoying problem. Like it or not, Facebook likes to force users to see what they deem popular with a “Top Stories” News Feed. The problem with that is sometimes, the news they show you are outdated. The social network has just announced that are changing things a little to show you content while they are still relevant.
Facebook will factor in trending topics to show people stories about things that are trending as soon as they occur. This means that as soon as your friends or a Page you like shares something that is trending, like the iPhone 6 queues today, it will appear higher up in the News Feed.
The social network will also take into account the rate at which people are liking or commenting on a post. If a post gets a lot of likes and comments right after it’s posted, the post will be deemed important and will appear on your News Feed sooner.
According to Facebook, these changes will be rolled out gradually. I just hope they would roll things out faster because the last thing I would like to see is a whole bunch of news about iOS 8 being rolled out.