Facebook seems to want to get us chatting more with one another through their Facebook chat. Not only has it been available to us on the right-hand side at the bottom of the sidebar where we can choose to show online or offline to our friends as well as minimize the chat feature if we choose.
Facebook even allows us to see the amount of people in real-time who are coming and going online through a fluctuating number that displays when the Facebook chat feature is minimized. However, now you are able to see the faces of the friends who are online regardless of the minimization for the online friends now displayed on the left-hand side menu bar just outside of your newsfeed. There is also a search feature for you to find other friends who happen to be online too.