Facebook is dead set on breaking through our news biases and popping our filter bubbles. Now, in a new attempt to expand our horizons, the company is taking a page out of Twitter’s playbook by rolling out a new feature that’ll show you posts from strangers.
The new feature is called “Latest Conversations” and was spotted by Tech Crunch. After searching a news topic, Facebook will now display public user generated posts from users outside your own personal network, along with a live ticker estimating the number of people engaging with the topic.
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The “Latest Conversations” tab shows up beneath the Photos and News sections when you search for something on Facebook. It’s a nice touch to watch the number of people in the conversation rise and fall — if you sit long enough, you might conceivably watch a trend rise and fall before your eyes.