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New look for Facebook, Twitter

April 9, 2014 - Chris Pugh
Facebook has been looking different lately.

The social network's new News Feed looks very similar to its mobile app, with new icons and fonts as well as bigger photos.

The "All Friends," "Groups" and "Photos" are gone as well.

But what excites me the most is how Facebook is offering users the ability to search under "Recent Posts" as well as "Top Stories."

With "Top Stories," Facebook decides what means the most to you, picking stories based on the people and pages you interact with the most (like or leave comments).

It sounds good on paper, but in reality a lot of posts don't get seen.

Now with "Recent Stories," Facebook users can now see all of the most recent posts by people connected with you.

It's simpler and makes a lot more sense.

TWITTER CHANGES - Twitter is starting to look more like Facebook.

The company announced changes Tuesday, which add larger profile pictures and more user information.

Tweets with more engagement look larger, you can pin tweets to the top of your page and tweets can be filtered by tweets can be filtered by posts with photos/videos and tweets and replies.

I attached a photo to the story. It really looks a lot like Facebook. It remains to be seen whether it will work long term.

Do you like the recent changes to Facebook and Twitter? Email me at and I'll publish your responses in a future column.

Chris Pugh is a copy editor and blogger for the Tribune Chronicle. You can follow Tech Corner at and

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