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State of the Art: The Difficulties With Facebook’s News Feed Overhaul

Facebook faces complex questions over its prioritization of “meaningful” content in the News Feed, including whether people want that kind of content in the first place.

Facebook changes News Feed, investors click on 'sad'

Reuters / Technology

(Reuters) - Shares of Facebook Inc fell more than 4 percent on Friday and were on track for their worst session in more than three months after Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg announced changes that he said would hit user engagement in the…

Facebook’s changing its news feed. How will it affect what you see?

How does Facebook's planned news-feed changes affect me? That's the question people asked Friday, a day after the social network's announcement. But the answer to that depends on whom you ask.

How Facebook plans to change your mind

The Boston Globe

In an extraordinary blog post Thursday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a plan to redesign Facebook in ways that will make its users happier, healthier, better human beings. By Hiawatha Bray Globe Staff January 12, 2018. Facebook founder…

Facebook should get rid of its news product entirely

CNBC / Technology

Facebook announced new changes to its platform that will show fewer news posts. But it shouldn't show any at all.

Facebook is making major changes. Here's what that means for your news feed.

NOLA.com / News

Facebook Inc. said it's making major changes to its flagship social network, shifting users' news feeds back toward posts from friends and family and away from businesses and media outlets -- a transition that is likely to mean people…

Facebook feed change sacrifices time spent and news outlets for ‘well-being’

TechCrunch

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, the total time spent and ads you see on the…

Facebook's News Feed changes have publishers on edge

CBS News / SciTech

Sites that depend on the social network for all-important traffic could have a hard time maintaining their ad rates

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