Facebook announces changes to News Feed to ensure users' time is well-spent


The company has been criticized for what it's showing to its users as some of the content can negatively affect millions of users.

Oh, the researcher at Korea Press Foundation, said it was too early to say whether the latest measure would reinforce Facebook's "filter bubble" effect or not.

While Mark Zuckerberg has taken a personal financial hit, it is thought that the changes will increase Facebook's commercial value in the long run. "But I also expect the time you do spend on Facebook will be more valuable". The hope is that posts by people over companies will foster community, commenting, sharing and interaction.

With this update, we will also prioritize posts that spark conversations and meaningful interactions between people.

Many of these businesses will be affected by the new measure.

His resolution for 2018 was to "fix" Facebook, according to the South China Morning Post. But is he throwing the proverbial baby out with the bathwater? That score determines where it places the post in your News Feed, and how far down you have to scroll to see it. While publishers' and businesses' organic reach will decline with the algorithm update, that means the content users do see from businesses (organic or paid) could have a much bigger impact.

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With this change, Facebook aims give its users a prime spot.

Zuckerberg said the change was a direct reflection of his being a father, adding that he was willing to accept short-term losses Facebook may face as a result.

Research shows that strengthening our relationships improves our well-being and happiness.

But there are also a zillion other ways you can get news from us. Video and other public content have exploded on Facebook in the past couple of years.

The changes promised aren't entirely new - Facebook has been shifting the content on its news feed toward posts from friends and family and away from brands and publications for more than a year.

"What are we really here to do?" he told The Times.

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What does this mean for Pages and public content? He also stated that the company started making changes in this direction previous year. BuzzFeed News, which built its distribution largely through Facebook, already reacted to the algorithm change Thursday with a Facebook ad prompting users to download the BuzzFeed app before news disappears from the feed. Downplaying those posts from brands and businesses may put revenue at risk, said James Cakmak, an analyst at Monness Crespi Hardt & Co.

There are many tight-knit communities around TV shows and sports teams.

A large part of brands and media companies' strategies is to post articles and videos from their pages to engage consumers - items that aren't considered "meaningful interactions" between people. And news can help start conversations on important issues.

The move is likely to result in people spending less time on the leading social network.

"We believe these changes will be beneficial to Facebook in the medium and long term".

"I am personally quite unhappy with the fact that Facebook decides for its users what is relevant to them and what not", Ms Hoffman said.

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Rather than bringing people together, users have been led to passively.