Facebook is changing its programming language
In the facebook news feed, I see posts from friends and family members. Sometimes I want to reply to a post. Other times, I might want to give a like or poke. For example, if my sister wanted me to come out for a family gathering, she could write “Hey! Let’s get together soon!” I might want to reply to tell her “I’d love to!” or “Later this week is better for me.” I also could give a like or poke.
These are just a few examples of the many ways we interact with people and objects on Facebook. Throughout this process, there are many decisions that need to be made: Should I share something? What should I share? Who should I share with? How do I interact with a page or an app?
We’ve recently answered these questions using PHP. Now we’re moving to the next generation of our platform, called HipHop for PHP (HHPH).
What does this mean for users and businesses on the platform
For those who post on the social network, the news feed is the main way to capture the attention of their followers. With this update, Facebook will make it easier for users to express their excitement about things that interest them. This is similar to when Facebook added the Like button. However, this update will be more noticeable since Facebook has streamlined the feed and moved it to the top of your homepage. This will make it easier for users and businesses to see what their friends post.
The move is part of an ongoing effort by Facebook to keep its users on the site. Studies suggest that when users click on a link in the feed, they are more likely to stay engaged with their friends and family on the platform and come back frequently.
How will this change the way we use Facebook
This change will make Facebook more convenient and fun. With the news feed already at the top of your page, Facebook users won’t have to scroll down to see posts from friends and family. And with a single click of a button, you can like or comment on a post; this will save time for users and reduce the amount of clicking required.
Some users may feel that this change will decrease Facebook’s popularity. People like to be able to scroll through their news feed, marveling at the high quantity of posts they’ve received. If they are unable to see all of the content from their friends and family, this makes Facebook seem less fulfilling and less enjoyable.
What do experts think about these changes
Facebook users and experts are excited about this change. The news feed is the primary method of capturing the attention of your followers, and streamlining it at the top of your page will make it easier to respond to things you like. Additionally, Facebook can now display posts from family and friends in real-time right on your homepage.
We spoke with a few experts about Facebook’s new feature.
Neil Shah, host of Creative Live , is “excited about [the] streamlining of the feed” and thinks it will make for a better experience overall. He added that the real-time feature is “definitely a step in the right direction.” Shah believes that real-time updates from friends is likely to be unorganized, however, and could be “a huge challenge” for anyone trying to create content.