More specifically, the popular social network is planning to change its algorithms and the way they filter the news in our newsfeed so as to primarily show the hangouts of friends and family members and respectively degrade public posts from businesses and the media.
You will be seeing a click down arrow on the top right side of your desktop view of Facebook, click on that icon and go to "News Feed Preferences". "And the public content you see more will be held to the same standard - it should encourage meaningful interactions between people". "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", Zuck wrote in a post announcing the changes.
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.
He added that people would be spending less time on Facebook and we feel good about it as that would make them rejoice and enjoy the little time they would spend on using or scrolling Facebook, which would eventually be good for the business.
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The server then instructs the app to hide its icon to prevent deletion and tells which ads to display over which apps. The bug also leads user towards signing up for premium services that charge the user's account for their services.
Facebook co-founder and chief Mark Zuckerberg has said that bringing people together and strengthening communities in the real world are priorities. "We can feel more connected and less lonely, and that correlates with long-term measures of happiness and health".
Today we use signals like how many people react to, comment on or share posts to determine how high they appear in News Feed. Since then, annual sales have soared from US$5.1 billion to an estimated US$40.2 billion past year - and the news feed has become increasingly crowded with advertisements and posts from brands and publications.
Parse.ly, an analytics company used by many top publishers, said in a blog post a year ago that data from February to October showed a 25 percent decrease in Facebook referral traffic. Such a move would be a welcome development, and Media Matters has recommended that Facebook include it in its algorithm.
"On the other hand, passively reading articles or watching videos - even if they're entertaining or informative - may not be as good", reveals Zuckerberg. They're getting pressure from governments, companies and users to reduce the amount of fake news entering public discourse and they're not quite sure how to handle it.
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While the role is said to be " meaty ", nearly no specific details have been released about the plot or the character. Rather, it will be a Pulp Fiction-esque film that simply takes place at the time of the Manson murders in Hollywood.
In September, the latest month for which figures are available, Facebook's total number of users was up 16 per cent over a year earlier to 2.07 billion.
The US election in 2016 saw a string of adverts making misleading or factually inaccurate statements about political candidates gain traction on the site.
Other publishers like Bloomberg have chose to get ahead of the algorithm change and create community-driven Facebook groups around certain topics where they can promote their stories and drive traffic back to their sites, according to Digiday.
What does this mean for Pages and public content? For example, live videos often lead to discussion among viewers on Facebook - in fact, live videos on average get six times as many interactions as regular videos. Some news helps start conversations on important issues.
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Zuckerberg said he fully expected some "measures of engagement" to decline as a result of the changes.