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Reading The Facebook News Feed and Ticker

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This chapter shows the elements of the Facebook News Feed and explains how to read through yours most effectively.
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This chapter is from the book


When you sign into Facebook and open your home page, you see something called the news feed. As the name implies, this is a feed of the most recent status updates (“news”) from people on your friends list.

Most updates are short text messages, although updates can also include photos, videos, notices of upcoming events, and links to other web pages. If there’s a photo in a status update, click the photo to view it at a larger size. If there’s a video in the status update, click the video to begin playback. If an event is listed in the status update, click it to read more details and RSVP, if you’re invited. If there’s a link in the status update, click it to leave Facebook and visit the linked-to page. It’s pretty easy to figure out.

Elements of a Status Update

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