August 3, 2011 8:01 AM | By Jason Buckland, MSN Tech & Gadgets
Facebook’s most controversial features

'Stalkerbook'



Facebook.com's mastermind, Mark Zuckerberg smiles at his office in Palo Alto, Calif., Feb. 5, 2007. (© AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
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  • Facebook.com worker Ginnie Chan, left, works at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., Feb. 5, 2007. (© AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
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It would be hard to imagine Facebook without its News Feed now, but the feature was a major lightning rod when it debuted a little more than five years ago. At the time, many thought the News Feed - which is, ostensibly, an aggregator of friends' status updates, photos, tags and likes - was a creepy add-on, and some derisively suggested the social network should change its name to "Stalkerbook." The News Feed has endured, of course, and despite the initial backlash, it remains the most prominent of Facebook's features - the first thing you see upon login, and the main source of learning what your friends have been up to.

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