Facebook's updated News Feed cuts through clutter, boredom

Analysts say streamlined redesign will help reduce useless noise and deliver better info

By , Computerworld |  Unified Communications

"My first, unwashed impression was, 'Wow, that looks an awful lot like Google+,' he added. "Google+ helps users organize news feeds according to very flexible Circles of friends. What I do like about the way Facebook is handling this same sort of experience, though, is the ability to organize feeds according to the type of post, music, video, company, etc.

"This, combined with user-organized feeds, will greatly cut down on event stream clutter."

Sharon Gaudin covers the Internet and Web 2.0, emerging technologies, and desktop and laptop chips for Computerworld. Follow Sharon on Twitter at @sgaudin, on Google+ or subscribe to Sharon's RSS feed. Her email address is sgaudin@computerworld.com.

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