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Mon Aug 29, 2016, 10:52 AM

I don't like Facebook's "trending" change

Instead of giving a short sentence summary of why something is trending, Facebook now just shows what the topic is in a word or two and indicates how many people are "talking about this." It will undoubtedly lead to more clicks because users will want to get a sense of why, but it will also result in more time wasted clicking on things that really aren't of interest.

Sigh.

Does anyone prefer the new "trending" format?

http://newsroom.fb.com/news/2016/08/search-fyi-an-update-to-trending/?utm_source=1&utm_medium=1&utm_campaign=trending

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Reply I don't like Facebook's "trending" change (Original post)
True Dough Aug 2016 OP
OKNancy Aug 2016 #1
Younemeen Aug 2016 #18
JBoy Aug 2016 #2
Laurian Aug 2016 #3
johnp3907 Aug 2016 #4
True Dough Aug 2016 #7
kestrel91316 Aug 2016 #14
Orrex Aug 2016 #5
Frustratedlady Aug 2016 #6
monmouth4 Aug 2016 #8
Egnever Aug 2016 #9
FigTree Aug 2016 #17
relayerbob Aug 2016 #10
yeoman6987 Aug 2016 #11
WillowTree Aug 2016 #24
yeoman6987 Aug 2016 #25
bigwillq Aug 2016 #12
kestrel91316 Aug 2016 #13
trueblue2007 Aug 2016 #15
trueblue2007 Aug 2016 #16
True Dough Aug 2016 #19
sarcasmo Aug 2016 #20
Ms. Toad Aug 2016 #21
sakabatou Aug 2016 #22
Quantess Aug 2016 #23
DawgHouse Aug 2016 #26
LiberalFighter Aug 2016 #27

Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon Aug 29, 2016, 10:53 AM

1. it sucks

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 29, 2016, 01:47 PM

18. totally agreed

don't like it either

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon Aug 29, 2016, 10:53 AM

2. I agree with you. It's sucky clickbait. nt

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon Aug 29, 2016, 10:53 AM

3. Hate it!

I rarely click on any trending items anymore.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon Aug 29, 2016, 10:55 AM

4. It's lame.

But if you just hover your cursor over the link a box pops up with a little synopsis. Then you can click if you're interested.

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Response to johnp3907 (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 29, 2016, 11:00 AM

7. I didn't realize that

Thanks, johnp3907! That's helpful!

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon Aug 29, 2016, 10:58 AM

5. I wish they'd get rid of that section entirely

Or at least give me the option to eliminate it. I generally don't care what's "trending" because 99% of the time it's bullshit entertainment news.

If it's important, I'll hear about it from somewhere else, or I'll see it "trending" in a friend's posts anyway.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon Aug 29, 2016, 10:58 AM

6. Why don't they leave things alone. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

No, I don't like it at all. Does that get them more money from ads?

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #6)

Mon Aug 29, 2016, 11:02 AM

8. When they ask for my feedback that is exactly what I tell them..LOL..n/t

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon Aug 29, 2016, 11:02 AM

9. I don't like Facebook period

 

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Response to Egnever (Reply #9)

Mon Aug 29, 2016, 01:41 PM

17. That makes 2 of us.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon Aug 29, 2016, 11:21 AM

10. Hover over it and get the headline

That's all that's needed in most cases. No clicking, no waiting. Just hover

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon Aug 29, 2016, 12:19 PM

11. I never looked at trending ever

 

I don't get news from Facebook. I just use Facebook to find out friends and family daily occurances.

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Response to yeoman6987 (Reply #11)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 08:45 AM

24. I don't know. There was one awhile back that said.......

........something like "Picture shows Michael Buble eating corn on the cob". Who would not want to click to get more details about that??!!!

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Response to WillowTree (Reply #24)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 09:13 AM

25. Lol. So true.

 

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon Aug 29, 2016, 12:25 PM

12. I don't have an issue with it

 

I really don't pay too much attention to the trendjing topics anyway.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon Aug 29, 2016, 01:12 PM

15. I DON'T LIKE IT EITHER. i hardly ever like facebook new "changes" --- they are not for the better

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon Aug 29, 2016, 01:14 PM

16. i won't click on ANY trending stuff anymore either.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon Aug 29, 2016, 08:12 PM

19. Just saw this article...

It turns out humans still have some advantages over computer programs:


Three days after removing human editors, Facebook is already trending fake news

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2016/08/29/a-fake-headline-about-megyn-kelly-was-trending-on-facebook/

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 12:41 AM

20. Facebook is antiquated.

More of a picture storing/sharing site.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 12:59 AM

21. Why would I care?

It was clickbait before. It's clickbait now. I ignore clickbait.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 01:07 AM

22. I hate it too

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 02:33 AM

23. It doesn't make me more interested. The opposite.

I like that you have to click on it first, in order to see anything. That way I can hopefully avoid the most of it.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 09:16 AM

26. I don't care for it but you don't have to "click". You can hover over it with your mouse

and a quick summary will appear.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 09:17 AM

27. I don't even look over there.

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