‘Trending’ trickles into Facebook’s News Feed

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Facebook recently added a trending section — a move reminiscent to the trending topics on Twitter — to the right side of News Feed. It shows popular topics buzzing on Facebook right now, and users can click to see the posts by friends, celebrities and pubic profiles.

Now it appears that Facebook’s trending feature is getting some prime News Feed real estate. Some users are seeing stories from publishers about popular topics, such as Bob Costas, as illustrated above. Sister site AllFacebook also saw instances where trending hashtags are getting into the News Feed. When a user clicks on the trending topic above the story, a lightbox pops up with posts from friends, pages and public profiles about the topic.

We’ve reached out to Facebook about this and will update the story when we hear back.

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Readers: How do you feel about Facebook’s trending feature getting into the News Feed?

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