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Facebook hijacks Trending feature from rival Twitter

Sharon Gaudin | Jan. 17, 2014
Social network tries to grab some immediacy from Twitter with new feature

There could be a problem however if Facebook users see an interesting Trending topic and then switch over to Twitter to get in on the conversation there.

That could be a dilemma since Facebook has lacked a sense of immediacy about current events, said Ezra Gottheil, an analyst with Current Analysis. He also noted that Facebook is wise to keep adding features to keep the site fresh.

Facebook is working on moving the feature to mobile.


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