Facebook to emphasize friends not news in major changes (page 2)

Facebook plans major changes to the News Feed in 2018 designed to promote more “meaningful” interactions, the company said Thursday. Facebook plans to promote posts that generate discussions over those that are passively consumed, it said. Company executives say they hope the changes will make people feel better about using Facebook, following a year in which critics have warned of its negative effects on society and high-profile former employees have distanced themselves from their creation. “We feel a responsibility to make sure our services aren’t just fun to use, but also good for people’s well-being,” CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a post. Zuckerberg said that the vast increase in posts from publishers, both article links and video,... Continue reading…

Facebook to emphasize friends, not news, in series of changes

SAN FRANCISCO/LONDON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Thursday began to change the way it filters posts and videos on its centerpiece News Feed, the start of what Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg ...

Thu 11 Jan 18 from Reuters Technology

Facebook plans major changes to news feed

The social network is to make posts from businesses, brands and media less prominent.

Thu 11 Jan 18 from BBC Technology

Zuckerberg changes Facebook's focus to be more 'meaningful'

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will change the way it does business to emphasize "meaningful social interactions" rather than the type of News Feed scrolling that critics say is addictive, ...

Thu 11 Jan 18 from Reuters Technology

Facebook: major News Feed overhaul seeks 'meaningful social interactions'

Refresh of the New Feed algorithm will de-prioritize content shared by media and businesses in favor of that produced by friends and family, Zuckerberg saysMark Zuckerberg announced a major ...

Thu 11 Jan 18 from Guardian.co.uk

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 ...

Thu 11 Jan 18 from Engadget

Facebook overhauls news feed to focus on friends and family - CNET

Fewer news articles. More baby photos.

Thu 11 Jan 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

Facing critics, Facebook wants feeds to be more 'meaningful'

NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook is tweaking what people see to make their time on the site more "meaningful."...

Thu 11 Jan 18 from AP

Facebook reranks feed to favor well-being/discussion, not time spent/publishers

 Facebook is making a huge change to its News Feed algorithm to prioritize friends and posts that spark comments between them at the expense of public content, news outlets, and importantly, ...

Thu 11 Jan 18 from TechCrunch

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