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Facebook is changing what posts you'll see in your News Feed

Facebook is changing what posts you'll see in your News Feed

Tweaking users' feeds may cause the social media platform to lose some of its luster for content producers or media companies, especially video makers that can not make money on Facebook regardless of how many of their videos go viral, said Cho Sodam, founder of Dotface, a youth-oriented media startup based in Seoul, South Korea. The upshot: "I'm changing the goal I give our product teams from focusing on helping you find relevant content to helping you have more meaningful social interactions".

The social network recently announced that user feeds will now feature less news and other public content and more of the personal photos and status updates that first fuelled its popularity. " By doing so, Zuckerberg says he hopes to make the time people "spend on Facebook more valuable".

In the past year or so, Facebook has attempted to employ some measures in its effort to fight fake news, including its third party fact-checking initiative.

The company plans to change that, according to the social media mogul, citing research findings that using Facebook to connect with friends and family leads to improvement in a person's well-being.

Facebook Inc., seeking to calm creators of articles and video after announcing a change in how their work will be promoted in its news feed, sent an email pledging to help them adapt. The move could be in the detriment of various businesses and news organizations that rely on the social network to increase the visibility of their content, but it should improve users' experience overall.

We've tried our best to keep up, continuing our goals of finding good, useful information about your community while also trying to make it as visible to you on Facebook as possible.

Mark Mahaney, an analyst at RBC, told Bloomberg: "Making the feed more relevant should boost user and engagement growth over time".

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That's because even if people read such content on Facebook, they don't necessarily comment or interact with it in other ways.

CFO Dave Wehner has already made it explicitly clear there's no more room in news feed for Facebook to show more ads. Investors are concerned that this could hit Facebook's advertising figures.

One of our big focus areas for 2018 is making sure the time we all spend on Facebook is time well spent.

"We can feel more connected and less lonely, and that correlates with long term measures of happiness and health", he wrote.

HAL, the censor free social network www.haleron.com, has received hundreds of new signups due to the FaceBook change concerning posting to its news feed. The head of Facebook's news feed admitted that some pages "may see their reach, video watch time and referral traffic decrease".

"The most hard thing about this", Chavern said, "is that it will impact some publishers more than others, but it really emphasizes that all are subject to these Facebook rules and they can change whenever without much rationale and without much consultation".

"The majority, way more than I ever saw before, is from friends", Snider said. For those who have been passively watching 90-second videos with the sound off, this is the cue for them to start looking for them on other platforms. But businesses that use Facebook to connect with their customers without paying for ads will also feel the pain.


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