Facebook Experimenting With Live Event Posts
Posted: August 12, 2013 by Maja Johnson
Facebook is the biggest social network in the world with more than a billion users where people share their images, videos, stories, and life events. However, when it comes to live events, Twitter has all the chips. To correct this, Facebook has decided to dedicate many many resources into developing and new features that target LIVE events. Their latest attempts include the "Story Bumping", "Last Actor" and "Chronological By Actor" features.
The last feature was announced this Tuesday during a press event at Facebook's headquarters. For the moment, the feature "Chronological By Author" is being internally tested within the company. According to officials at Facebook, they decided to announce their upcoming feature to the press in order to let reporters and the rest of the world gradually understand the new additions coming to the News Feed.
"Chronological By Author" is new to Facebook's News Feed. It is a new way to display updates about live events chronologically to keep things fresh. By introducing live event posting, Facebook is seriously working on taking the spotlight away from Twitter. If Twitter was the "go to" network for any live social or sport event so far, with these new updates Facebook will definitely steal some of the public for its benefits.