Facebook is getting rid of trending topics

Facebook announced that it’s shutting down its Trending topics section because “people found the product to be less and less useful.” While that is definitely true, I’m pretty sure* Facebook shut down Trending topics because it was the longest-running joke on Twitter, a place where trending topics are, you know, actually trending.

You see, Facebook’s Trending topics have routinely been a full day (or more) behind Twitter. It would be like someone who gets all of their news on network TV at 6:30 every night trying to keep you informed during the day.

So while Facebook is killing off Trending topics, it’s likely a lot will remain the same for users on the platform. I do expect to see a change in the number of Facebook jokes on Twitter. Those will definitely go up.

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