Facebook Introduces Trending a section to track those hot stories

With Social media being all about what is trending now days, Facebook has announced a new Trending section which will be placed at the top right corner of the News Feed near the people you may know  Facebook recommendations area.  The company claims that  the stories that appear inside Trending are picked by algorithms that identify spiking keywords on the social network and then find associated articles to link to.

The articles will come from public Facebook Pages and also public figures, events, but also not forgetting the Pages you follow and from posts by friends. We will assume in the future Facebook will go the Twitter route and let people buy sponsored trends. Currently the service is not yet here in Africa, but its being rolled out in the US, UK, India, and Australia.