News Feed Is Now Facebook’s Patent

Facebook has won a US patent on its News Feed. The American patent summarized “invention” as “a method for displaying a news feed in a social network environment” as quoted by Times Of India.


Since the launch of News Feed in 2006, the website showed a major outburst and popularity amongst various social networking sites. These dynamic updates
about various activities of members of online community made users much more active and community activities were easily traced by the users. This was a huge outbreak which made Facebook popular amongst users.

Facebook said in an email response

“We’re humbled by the growth and adoption of News Feed over time and pleased with being awarded the patent”

quoted by TOI in its article. Well never before 2006 anyone used such a feed, so having such patent will make Facebook a much stronger competetor amongst social networking sites.