Yesterday we mentioned that Facebook would be delaying their redesign until later this spring—but that hasn’t stopped the social network from rolling out a few new features in the meantime.
The first feature, announced yesterday, is called Lexicon. The feature is designed to show the popularity of terms on the site’s millions of “walls.” (For the uninitiated, the “Wall” is the section of each individual or group profile page where people can leave messages.) Lexicon generates graphs and charts of the information to show, as CNET puts it, “how many Facebook members are talking about” your query. CNET compares the data to Google’s Zeitgeist.
Facebook says of the new product: