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Twitter redesign closely resembles Facebook

Twitter started rolling out a redesign today, with larger cover photos and profile pictures, as well as new features and a more full-screen layout that closely resembles Facebook.

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Here’s a side-by-side comparison with our Facebook Page.

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New features include the ability to “Pin” a Tweet to the top of your Twitter Timeline, showcasing it for followers.  As well as a new, separate, Tweets & Replies tab.

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Facebook is Trending

Facebook Trending

Facebook announced a new feature on Jan. 16 via blog post, Trending. A news section that features popular topics and hashtags that are being shared across the network.

Trending sits on the right column of the Newsfeed, though the feature is still rolling out to users, and just appeared on my feed today. Facebook said in a blog post, “Trending is currently rolling out on web in select countries and we are going to continue to test on mobile. As with other features, expect continuous improvements from us over time.”

Selecting a Trending topic from the list displays a feed of conversation, including activity from your Facebook friends.

Facebook Trending

Trending appears to be a move by Facebook to be more relevant in news, much like Twitter’s Trends, leaving an option open for Facebook to promote trends (also just like Twitter). Facebook also recently adopted Hashtags, though that feature seems slow to catch on.

Twitter Trends
Twitter Trends, including a promoted #ProBowl topic, from @nfl.

Facebook Personalized Newsfeed

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I was asked to take a survey on Facebook yesterday to improve, or personalize, my Newsfeed (I spell newsfeed as one word because I like it and I think Facebook will catch on).

It looks as though its part of Facebook’s plan to fine-tune our Newsfeed content. This time, maybe, for the better. 

Screen Shot 2013-12-10 at 1.32.33 PM Here are some of the posts they presented (10 Total).

“I want to see more posts like this on Facebook.” Users are asked if they: Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neither, Agree or Strongly Agree.

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Upon completing the initial 10, users can either exit or continue voting to further customize their Facebook experience.