Soon Facebook may be just like twitter, a microblogging site too,a feature similar to the one used in twitter displays a real-time feed of what a user’s friends are doing, like sharing and liking links, adding friends and more. The feature, called “Happening Now,” is displayed in a bar on the right side of a user’s homepage.
We are currently testing a feature within News Feed that gives people the ability to see what their friends are commenting on and “liking”, as these actions are being taken on Facebook.
This test includes a small percentage of Facebook users, just a fraction of a percent. In the coming weeks, as we learn more from this test, we’ll keep making improvements and may expand it to more people.
The feed looks, and feels, a lot like real-time network Twitter, though curiously, the feed does not contain status updates. It displays news that has traditionally been seen in the standard News Feed, though with less information, lacking the comments and link descriptions usually present