Tag: News Feed

June 18, 2018 / / Facebook

During their annual F8 Conference this year, Facebook has been sharing some of the visual tools and features they plan to roll out.  Most of these new features focus on the evolving AR capacity of the platform.

However, there was one other feature that stood out on their coming soon list,but did not get a lot of attention.

3D Posts in CameraTake a 3D post from News Feed and experience it in your world with Facebook Camera on your mobile device.

3D posts will give a new look and depth to your posted images, for companies selling goods and products this will provide a way for potential customers to really view an item from every angle. An “eye-catching visual effect.” read more

May 31, 2018 / / Facebook

Facebook Stories are a visual way to share content, it is a feature that adds filters and effects to images, photographs, or videos on your phone.  Rather than just posting these images to Facebook, they are posted to the Stories section of Facebook App and are only available on mobile devices.

The Stories are shared only to specific people the user choses, through direct sharing.  Friends receiving Stories are only able to view it once.  Once the story ends, the image or video will no longer be visible. read more

January 25, 2018 / / Facebook

The recent announcement by Mark Zuckerberg explaining the new algorithm change has businesses freaking out and extremely concerned their marketing efforts may become a bit strained.

In case you missed it, Facebook will begin to prioritize updates that “spark conversations and meaningful interaction between people.”  This means that the algorithm will prioritize updates from friends and family versus business updates or news articles.

Many are looking at it as the coming marketing apocalypse, but fear not! read more

January 12, 2018 / / Facebook

Facebook has announced a change to the News Feed and publishers, marketers, and businesses are concerned.

As explained in a blog post by Adam Mosseri, Head of News Feed in a Facebook Newsroom update, “Facebook was built to bring people closer together and build relationships” the News Feed will now focus on connecting users to more meaningful posts from friends and family.

This change may create some drastic changes in Business Page updates, causing a bit of a panic.

 The Update

Facebook will begin to prioritize updates that “spark conversations and meaningful interaction between people.”  The change will begin to predict which updates users would want to interact with and will show these updates higher in the users’ Feed. read more

January 9, 2018 / / Facebook

Facebook is the most used social site among all ages and with 1.65 billion users, people are using Facebook and they are using it a lot.  In fact, Facebook accounts for 1 minute for every 6 minutes spent online.

This creates an abundance of content on the site, Facebook has said that the average user has access to more than 1,500 posts per day but only looks at 300.

The content that appears in users’ News Feeds is based on the Facebook algorithm.

Adam Mosseri, Facebook’s VP of product management for News Feed, explained the need for an algorithm in a blog post: “When we launched News Feed in 2006, it was hard to imagine the challenge we now face: far too much information for any one person to consume. In the decade since, more than a billion people have joined Facebook, and today they share a flood of stories every day. That’s why stories in News Feed are ranked — so that people can see what they care about first, and don’t miss important stuff from their friends. If the ranking is off, people don’t engage, and leave dissatisfied. So, one of our most important jobs is getting this ranking right.” read more

October 23, 2017 / / Facebook

Last week Facebook rolled out its new “Explore Feed” to all users.  The Explore Feed is a tab that users can select that shows posts from Facebook Pages that users may not follow, but may fit their specific interests based on their behavior and interactions.  This can include articles, photos, and videos.

This is another way to keep users interested and entertained while using the site as it competes with Twitter, Snapchat, Pinterest, and Google.

The new feature also allows Facebook to show new information to its users.  In the past, people have complained that the News Feed tends to be a “bubble” that only contains a narrow amount of information that users want to see, leaving out any additional information that may be related or pose another aspect of the content. read more

February 28, 2017 / / Facebook

Happy Birthday

It’s hard to believe that just over a year ago, we had only a “thumbs-up” option to like an update on Facebook, because the last year has been filled with loves, laughs and anger (lots of anger for some!)  The Facebook Reaction Buttons are 1-year old!

And now, after a year of “reactions”, Facebook is updating its News Feed algorithm with a heavy emphasis on users’ use of the reaction buttons.

According to Facebook, a reaction is a stronger indicator that you want to see similar posts to the one you like.  A Facebook spokesperson explained, “over the past year we’ve found that if people leave a Reaction on a post, it is an even stronger signal that they’d want to see that type of post than if they left a Like on the post. So, we are updating the News Feed to weigh reactions a little more than Likes when taking into account how relevant the story is to each person.” read more

February 1, 2017 / / Facebook

Facebook revealed the latest update to their algorithm on Tuesday.  In their Newsroom post, they announced they will be adding two new updates to rank posts in the News Feed by:

  • Incorporating new signals to better identify and rank authentic content
  • A new way to predict and rank in real-time when posts might be more relevant to you

Citing the reason for the updates, “one of our News Feed values is authentic communication. We’ve heard from our community that authentic stories are the ones that resonate most — those that people consider genuine and not misleading, sensational or spammy.”

Facebook looks at many signals to rank posts in each users’ News Feed, including how close the person or Page posting is to the individual as well as overall engagement that a particular post has. read more

July 18, 2016 / / Facebook

Election Years on Social Media can be really rough.  Political discussions on Facebook are bad enough any time of year and any year, but throw an election in and it can get out of control.

No matter your “side” it can be rough.  Election Season Social feeds can get ugly:

Asking a legit question about a policy/platform/candidate an take a really ugly turn.

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And then you read something that you completely disagree with and it gets you hopping mad.

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Really, is there anything worse than opening your Facebook Feed in the morning to see what’s happening and you get the excruciatingly long, painfully honest political rant from your friend who leans very (very) far to whichever side they are on?
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July 18, 2016 / / Facebook

In June Facebook made another significant change to their algorithm and how they determine what each user will see in their News Feeds.  The new algorithm weighed personal friends and family members of users as more important, as well as using each individual user’s behaviors on the site to determine what they are interested in and giving them more items like the items of interest.

Adam Mosseri, Vice President of Product Management at Facebook stated, “We are not in the business of picking which issues the world should read about.  We are in the business of connecting people and ideas — and matching people with the stories they find most meaningful.” read more