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Facebook's News Feed change leaves investors nervous

Facebook's News Feed change leaves investors nervous

"Facebook is making the service more social and less media, and that's likely a positive for the vast majority of users", Weiser said.

Matt Navarra, director of social media at technology news site The Next Web, said publishing brands that were too reliant on Facebook for audience would have concerns about their bottom line. "Research shows that strengthening our relationships", Zuckerberg said, "improves our well-being and happiness".

Some 45% of United States adults get news from Facebook, according to a Pew Research poll in September, and many news organisations have come to depend on the traffic they get from the social networking - much of it generated from users clicking on stories they see in their news feeds.

We started making changes in this direction past year, but it will take months for this new focus to make its way through all our products. The tests occurred in Sri Lanka, Bolivia, Slovakia, Serbia, Guatemala and Cambodia.

That sort of hit-and-run traffic isn't all that valuable for publishers anyway. The bullet indicates the result of the personalization system of searches on sites made by each user of Facebook and has as a outcome "extreme" the closure of each user within a given information bubble.

Maybe Facebook should get out of the news business entirely, considering the network effect it has on human psychology. That's why we've always put friends and family at the core of the experience.

Publishers should also promote other channels for other uses.

Advertising should be useful and informative, and/or entertaining and add value to culture, Davey continued.

The move will not affect advertisements - users will continue to see the same ads they have before, "meaningful" or not. "For brands, this will mean more doing than saying".

If you're not seeing our posts in your feed then make sure that you're following our page and visit the Facebook Page, and our Website, to make sure that you're not missing out on anything! While Facebook may want to get away from heated political debates and recover some of the credibility lost by "fake news" hacks, many publishers are correct in feeling that the algorithms controlling the News Feeds are not as independent as advertised.

In the past, Facebook has placed more emphasis on serving up posts that match your interests.

Facebook is changing its news feed to keep it relevant and useful for users and forcing publishers into helping achieve that.

"As we roll this out, you'll see less public content like posts from businesses, brands, and media", he stated.

Zuckerberg says he is making these changes to "encourage meaningful interactions between people".

"By making these changes, I expect the time people spend on Facebook and some measures of engagement will go down".

But the changes may spell trouble for the ecosystem of companies that have come to rely on Facebook's platform - including all media organisations - as a way to reach potential customers and readers. Things you share. People you're friends with and that you follow'.

To its credit, Facebook has been reaching out to online media.

Facebook's stock price dropped nearly 6 percent on Friday morning before regaining some ground. Those births, engagements, first steps, first pets - all of them are going to make their way back to front and centre on the News Feed.

In our conversation, [VP of News Feed Adam Mosseri] cited Oprah's recent Golden Globes speech as content that would fare better in the revamped feed.

Zuckerberg repeated that sentiment in his post Thursday.



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