Twitter's share price jumps after Facebook's news feed shake up

BBC Minute: On Facebook's News Feed

BBC Minute: On Facebook's News Feed

Facebook to train 50,000 Nigerian SMEs in 2018In what many have described as "bad news for businesses", Facebook has announced a decision to cut back on the amount of public content - posts from businesses, brands and media - that users on the platform are exposed to.

The new News Feed will prioritise friends and posts that are passively consumed and generate discussions over them.

The prospect didn't appear to weigh too heavily on Global News, an early and frequent adopter of Facebook as a distribution channel.

Under the revised regime, there will be fewer posts from brands, pages and media companies and more from people. That suggests investors take Facebook seriously when it says the move will likely make users spend less time on its service.

BBC Minute: On Facebook's News Feed
Adam Richter: Facebook's day of reckoning for news publishers

The update is a significant overhaul of News Feed. But is he throwing the proverbial baby out with the bathwater?

Campbell Brown, head of news partnerships, warned that all types of Facebook engagement may "decrease as the updates roll out over the next couple of months" in a message shared on a Facebook group for media professionals.

That's because Facebook is being "far more explicit" in its wording about what sorts of posts will diminish. He declared that he is changing the goal he gives from focusing on helping users find relevant content to helping them have more meaningful social interactions.

Conversation is at the centre of Facebook's new approach, according to the organization's explanation for the change.

Protestors in South Africa Destroyed an H&M Store
The site reports that police eventually had to intervene, firing off rubber bullets to make the protesters scatter. Ndlozi wrote on Twitter, posting pictures of a vandalised H&M store and video footage of chanting EFF supporters.

On the downside, this change is bound to affect publishers who have invested in pre-recorded social videos.

"What are we really here to do?" he told The Times. Sharing these moments together, Facebook reasons, deepens the connections between people, even if they can't always be together offline. Mr Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, on Thursday posted, "Research shows that strengthening our relationships improves our well-being and happiness".

We understand where Facebook is coming from.

Facebook will continue to prioritize content that users search for or return regularly to view, such as weekly video series.

How UK royals hid crown jewels from Nazis
Thompson even had a couple of corgis accompanying her in her royal week out, the signature companions of the real queen . But for, wearing the crown comes with far more practical concerns. "It's not meant for traveling in at all".

The news has left publishers uncertain about the impact it may have on their businesses, especially as many have pivoted to video and have relied on Facebook to rack up those coveted views.

We've tried our best to keep up, continuing our goals of finding good, useful information about your community while also trying to make it as visible to you on Facebook as possible. So we've studied this trend carefully by looking at the academic research and doing our own research with leading experts at universities. It's likely you'll still see news articles or even notifications about good deals prominently on your feed, as long as they're posted by your friends. In this way, outside of being a positive public relations maneuver, this might also be a clever business ploy on Facebook's part - one which might end up making the company more money in the long run. The changes could jeopardize that route to their audiences, though some speculate it could be a ploy to force these companies to buy more Facebook ads. This also means that those viral videos and posts that you did not interact with but became aware of as soon as you opened Facebook will now be seen when you scroll down the feed.

Unsealed documents show gunman's girlfriend deleted Facebook after Las Vegas shooting
She told investigators her prints would likely be on the ammunition because she "occasionally participated in loading magazines". Instead, they demonstrate how authorities continue to seek answers to many questions surrounding Paddock's actions and motive.

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