Facebook's 'ticker,' aka creeper feed, is no more

From Engadget - December 11, 2017

Facebook has not explained exactly why it chopped the ticker, though we have reached out for comment. The social network is generally ruthless with features that do not increase user engagement, and by extension, ad revenue.

It's hard to remember now, but Facebook's feeds used to display posts in chronological order, much like Twitter (mostly) still does. The algorithmic feed, launched in 2011 eliminated date-ordered posts, surfacing what it thinks is more relevant information, instead. Facebook-owned Instagram made the same change early last year.


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