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SPEAK OUT: Do You Like Facebook Changes? (Video)

The social media giant is changing its News Feed, and reportedly plans to incorporate the 'hashtag,' a la Twitter. Tell us your thoughts.

The social media site where people, businesses and government in Suwanee and Gwinnett interact daily is making some key changes.

  • It is revamping its News Feed, the stream where many people get much of their daily information;
  • It reportedly is about to adopt the "hashtag" symbol, which has been made famous by Twitter as a way of turning data into searchable keywords.

The Los Angeles Times has reported that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Julie Zhou, director of design, said the new layout will put photos and visuals front and center.

Zuckerberg said the change comes as a result of photos now making up nearly 50 percent of all posts on users' news feeds.

"News Feed has become primarily about visual content," Zuckerberg said.

Also, Mashable.com and other outlets have reported that Facebook plans to incorporate the "hashtag" symbol that already is a fixture on Twitter. Hashtags already are popular on Instagram -- which is owned by Facebook.

Mashable said that adding hashtag support to Facebook Graph Search "would enable an expansion of that search functionality, letting users tune into public posts based around certain topics such as #Elections or #HarlemShake as well."

-- Would you like to see the hashtag on Facebook? Do you like the new News Feed? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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