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Facebook is rolling out a new look for your news feed today. If you've been away for awhile from Facebook, the site will show you the stories it thinks are important to you first. This would be the former Top Stories view. Facebook didn't elaborate on how it determined which updates were of high importance, but they implied it would be those of close friends and family. It could also utilize your new friends lists.
After a few top stories, your news feed will continue as normal in chronological order. This would be the former Most Recent viewing option. If you visit Facebook often and regularly, you won't get any top stories at the beginning of your news feed. That is only for users who log on infrequently.
Facebook sees this approach similar to how newspapers layout stories. Big important news is on the front page for you to catch up on the latest and everything else behind it. Unfortunately this means the disappearance of the Top Stories and Most Recent viewing buttons. You'll onlyRead More »from Facebook rolls out revamped news feed today