Maybe you have already noticed that we have a new ListTemplate in SP 2013 – Microfeed list, which is used for storing persisted feed data from Microfeeds. You can find it in all MySites (personal feeds), team sites (Site feed), or any other sites the “Site feed” feature has been enabled.
This list has ListTemplate ID “544”, and you can hook event handlers, or do with it whatever you might want, just as on any other list in SharePoint. I will dissect lists of this type, which is one of the cornerstones of the new SharePoint 2013 social features, in one of the following articles.
And yes, Visual Studio 2012 is fully aware of the new ListTemplate, when you are adding a new EventReceiver