Tag: newsfeed

Facebook’s Lists are its latest attempt to encourage oversharing

Facebook’s latest attempt to get you to post more original content is a feature called Lists. It lets you post a customized list such as “My travel wishlist” or “Goals for the year” and the idea is your Facebook friends will then engage with p……


We spend less time on Facebook, but it still makes loads of money

The past few weeks haven’t been easy for Facebook. After announcing an overhaul to its News Feed earlier this month, one that places emphasis on people’s interactions over content from brands, the company has been taking heat for its new appro……


Facebook will prioritize local stories in your News Feed

You may start seeing more posts from local publishers popping up in your News Feed. Facebook announced today that it will begin prioritizing local news, bumping it up higher in your feed if you follow a local publisher’s Page or if a friend sh……


Facebook’s ‘trusted’ news source survey is two simple questions

When Facebook said it would rank the trustworthiness of sources in your News Feed based on community feedback, it raised questions as to what that survey would look like. Well, we know now… and it’s not terribly complicated. BuzzFeed has o……


Facebook shakes up its AI research team

Yann LeCun has been the face of Facebook’s AI research efforts since 2013, but you’ll have to get used to some new people in the mix. An interview with LeCun at Quartz has revealed that he’s stepping down from his position as part of a shakeu……


Facebook explores whether social media is good for democracy

As part of its Hard Questions series, Facebook has decided to explore the question of whether social media is good for democracy. The last US presidential election brought that question to the fore of many people’s minds, directly or indirectl……


Facebook’s News Feed change may amplify fake news

Facebook has been under fire since it was revealed just how big its “fake news” problem is. It’s been taking steps to combat the issue and reestablish users’ faith in the service. But now, it looks as though one if its most recent tweaks might……


Facebook goes back to basics: People

Over the past couple of years, Facebook has frequently tweaked its News Feed algorithms to deliver stories that are relevant and of interest to you. It was a strategy that, up until now, seemed to be the way forward for the site. But that’s al……


Facebook will focus on friends over publishers in the News Feed

Facebook just announced that it will make sweeping changes to the News Feed, the primary place where users find content on the social network. Over the next few months, users will see “more from your friends, family and groups” and ” less publ……


Facebook is testing a dedicated section for local news

Facebook is testing a new section dedicated to local news and events, Recode reports. Called “Today In,” it’s currently being tested in six cities — New Orleans, Louisiana; Little Rock, Arkansas; Billings, Montana; Peoria Illinois; Olympia, W……