Earlier this year, in January, Facebook rolled out their beta product, Graph Search. For the second time this year, they are calling in reporters as they reveal another change to this popular social media platform. This time it’s newsfeed that will be undergoing changes. The newsfeed was introduced in September 2006 and since then has undergone a few updates. According to Reuters, the company emailed invitations to reporters for a media event at their headquarters at Menlo Park, California, where they will unveil changes to newsfeed on March 7.
Nobody knows exactly what this announcement will be. Presently the newsfeed shows updates from the user’s friends and ads are shown in the right sidebar. According to an article on SiliconANGLE, Facebook will probably be integrating ad-sponsored messages, which will supposedly mean that instead of having the ads on the right side they will be showing up in your newsfeed in a more invasive manner. Whether this proves to be the case or not, you can be sure that there will be an outcry from users if they find ads interspersed throughout their friend’s updates in their newsfeed. Stay tuned for the official unveiling on Thursday, March 7, 2013