Facebook has decided to add the feature “Trending Videos” on the newsfeed, as a way to show what our friends are watching.
After the introduction to the feature “Trending Articles” some time ago, it now extends to “Trending Videos”, in order to capture now everything our friends are reading and watching. Thus, if you have missed any new video, you’ll be able to watch it through the plugin that will appear on top of the newsfeed. However, “Trending Videos” will measure the videos that the friends are watching in applications that are compatible with Facebook’s Open Graph, which might be quite confusing.
What’s more, there are many users that find the “Trending Articles” annoying, and possibly useless, and this could create even bigger irritation for Facebook with “Trending Videos”. According to the opposite view, you don’t need your friends to impose you what to watch. In the era of social media and Internet’s domination, do we really need a plugin to indicate us what to watch?
Of course Facebook must have something in mind, in order to introduce us to this feature. Maybe they are trying to imitate Twitter’s “Trending Topics”, as a way to measure what’s hot in social media. And since Facebook has such a big fanbase, it might be interesting to see the results of “Trending Videos”. And hopefully they will remove it if it’s not that useful!
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