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"Top News" Facebook / LiveJournal
Facebook's Top News algorithm is totally worthless. I didn't pay attention to their description of how it works, though; I just know it's not useful.

It should be this simple: New entries at the top, and entries with new comments below that (never mind new 'like it' adds). But it also needs some way to show exactly which reason it is in that order so you know how to far down to go to see new content before reaching old content. If multiple entries had new comments since the last time the page was loaded (or the entry viewed? Whichever is the finer grain control that they have) then they should be left in the same order they were first published in (ordering them by the latest comment change is also acceptable, and easier).

LiveJournal could also benefit from a view like this for new journal entries and comments of friends.

Current Mood: annoyed annoyed
Current Music: "Heart of Glass" by "Skye Sweetnum" on "Noise from the Basement"

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lakeguy From: lakeguy Date: March 12th, 2010 06:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
yes Facebook's Top News is worthless as it doesn't seem to have any order in which it makes things "Top News"
zimzat From: zimzat Date: March 12th, 2010 07:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
What is the difference between Top News and Most Recent? Top News aggregates the most interesting content that your friends are posting, while the Most Recent filter shows you all the actions your friends are making in real-time.
How does News Feed determine which content is most interesting? The News Feed algorithm bases this on a few factors: how many friends are commenting on a certain piece of content, who posted the content, and what type of content it is (e.g. photo, video, or status update).
Riiiiight.... haha

Edited at 2010-03-12 07:16 pm (UTC)
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