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  • Facebook will give some longer videos a boost in the News Feed

    Facebook will give some longer videos a boost in the News Feed

    Facebook today is changing how it ranks the videos that appear in the News Feed, with the goal of better surfacing those that are more relevant to you. It’s a slight tweak, but one that could boost the visibility of longer videos, in some cases. It can be more of commitment to watch a longer video in full, of course – the content has to be interesting enough to keep your attention. Read More

  • Facebook’s News Feed just got better on slower connections

    Facebook’s News Feed just got better on slower connections

    Facebook’s News Feed has now been made even better for users with slow network connections – a project the social network has been working on for some time by revamping its underlying architecture to improve the way stories are ranked and displayed in the Facebook mobile application. With the latest series of improvements, Facebook will select which stories to show you based on… Read More

  • Instagram is switching its feed from chronological to best posts first

    Instagram is switching its feed from chronological to best posts first

    The average Instagram user misses 70 percent of what’s in their feed, including great photos with tons of Likes and posts by their best friends. So today Instagram announced it will start rearranging the order of posts in its feed. Rather than strictly reverse chronological, Instagram will order posts “based on the likelihood you’ll be interested in the content, your… Read More

  • 20 New Ways Facebook Is Eating The Internet

    Facebook never, ever, ever wants you to leave. That’s why it’s replicating features from other apps and pulling content like videos and news articles inside its app. The more time you spend on Facebook, the more it accomplishes its “open and connected” mission, and the more money it makes by showing you ads. Here’s 20 new ways it’s assimilating the Internet… Read More

  • Facebook Rolls Out Simplified News Feed That Leaves Content And Ads Alone

    Facebook Rolls Out Simplified News Feed That Leaves Content And Ads Alone

    Facebook has gone through many iterations, and some growing pains, in its quest to find a happy balance between an interface that people love to use, and that will serve the best business purpose for ad-funded the social network. Starting today, Facebook will be embarking on another chapter in that story, with the rollout of a new look for its News Feed — announced last year but… Read More

  • What I Learned About Facebook As A Feedback Panelist

    What I Learned About Facebook As A Feedback Panelist

    Today when I opened Facebook, as I do every day, at some point, at least once, I was surprised to see the social network asking me for some time and input. Generally speaking, it asks “What’s on your mind?” or something similar in the status update entry field, but this was different; this was a genuine request for me to complete a survey as part of a new Facebook Feedback… Read More

  • Facebook To Capture 15.8% Of Global Mobile Ad Revenue This Year, Predicts eMarketer, Up From Just 5.35% In 2012

    Facebook To Capture 15.8% Of Global Mobile Ad Revenue This Year, Predicts eMarketer, Up From Just 5.35% In 2012

    It’s no secret that Facebook has accelerated its mobile ad business in recent quarters. This mobile ad monetization push is resulting in “dramatic gains” in worldwide mobile ad market share, according to estimates put out today by researchers at eMarketer. The figures suggest Facebook’s share of global mobile Internet ad revenues will reach 15.8 percent this year, up… Read More

  • Facebook Home’s Cover Feed Is A Laid-Back, Streamed News Feed On Your Phone’s Home Screen

    Facebook Home’s Cover Feed Is A Laid-Back, Streamed News Feed On Your Phone’s Home Screen

    As predicted, Facebook announced a way to turn your Android phone into one focused on people and not apps, as we’ve grown accustomed to on computers and mobile devices. “We don’t want to build a phone or operating system that only some people could use,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, adding that he wants to do more than build something for 1-2 percent of the… Read More