Facebook changes and updates are more frequent this week. You are already aware of the smart lists feature which has a concept of Google+ circles. Today if you open Facebook you can see the changes you’re self which includes a new news Feed and news ticker.

Facebook announced changes to the way you get news on your page. All news will be in a single stream with the most interesting stories feature at the top.  Facebook will reportedly include new ways of showing your appreciation for your friend’s links, videos, and endless pictures of new babies, in its revamp to be unveiled on Thursday. Alongside ‘like’, users will have the option of clicking ‘read’, ‘watched’ and ‘listened’. In the future a ‘want’ button may also be added.  The new ‘news ticker’ has ignited strong reactions from users.

It’s thin, moves rapidly – and makes the home page rather crowded.

‘I don’t like it. Too much info in one screen,’ said one user.

‘The news feed just seems like more complication,’ said another.

‘Make it stop! Please God make it stop!’ pleaded another.

‘Starting today, it will be easier to keep up with the people in your life no matter how frequently or infrequently you’re on Facebook,’ wrote Facebook engineer Mark Tonkelowitz on the company’s blog.

Facebook is also expected to launch a platform which will allow users to share films, videos and pictures, effectively turning the user’s homepage into an entertainment hub.

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