Facebook gives the News Feed a personalized trending section

Facebook is taking a page right out of Twitter’s book by showing trending stories right in your news News Feed. The new feature will show up in the top right corner of your feed, and display some of the most popular topics around the Internet. Facebook said its trending feature will be personalized to your interests, so instead of seeing posts about Miley Cyrus, you’ll presumably see tech news, or whatever you’re interested in.

Following tests of Twitter-style Trending Topics on the web and mobile in August, Facebook today officially launches a redesigned “Trending” section on its web homepage’s sidebar in the US, UK, Canada, India and Australia. The richer design shows personalized lists of the most mentioned words and phrases of the moment with short explanations of why each is blowing up. A click-through leads to a Page of mentions by friends, Pages, and public posts by anyone who lets people “Follow” them.

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