Facebook wants to adopt Twitter type of TRENDING (PHOTOS)
Facebook continues to experiment with organizing the Trending area on its homepage by different topics, a test it began in April.
Currently, the social network has five topics that users can toggle between — All News, Politics, Science and Tech, Sports, and Entertainment — and are represented by small, recognizable icons, including a soccer ball for Sports and an old-school film camera for Entertainment.
Given that Facebook usually spends a few weeks testing out experiments before rolling them out in some form, expect this smarter, more evolved an update to your homepage very soon.
And while it's a minor tweak on Facebook's part, it represents yet another move by the social network to become a rich news distribution platform. In May, for example, Facebook rolled out its boldest publishing initiative yet with Instant Articles. It enables partners such as The New York Times, The Atlantic, Buzzfeed and BBC News to offer fast, native editorial content to its users, including features like zoom and tilt and auto-play videos.