Facebook Is Doing 'This' to Its News Feed
Aug 4, 2016, 12:23 PM by Eric M. Zeman
Facebook today said it intends to reduce the prevalence of clickbait stories in the news feed. Some articles contain headlines or links that tease people into clicking on them by omitting certain details, such as "Facebook is Doing 'This' to Its News Feed." In this example, Phonescoop didn't say what Facebook is actually doing. Such headlines are often referred to as clickbait. Facebook users have told the social network they'd rather see fewer clickbait stories in the news feed, so that's what Facebook is doing. In order to do this, Facebook will change its news feed algorithm to identify phrases that are commonly used in clickbait headlines and the pages and/or domains that typically publish them. Once the offending pages are located, Facebook will lower their ranking in the news feed algorithm so they don't appear as frequently. Facebook said it will be rolling out the new algorithm to all users over the next few weeks.
Jun 7, 2021
Apple today announced iOS 15, the next version of its core software that powers iPhones. Version 15 is not a major overhaul, but does add a long list of new features.
Orbic (which is actually a brand of Reliance Communications) has been low-key making low-end phones for Verizon for a few years, but now they're ready to step into the spotlight with a much more interesting 5G phone, the Orbic Myra 5G. It is designed to be one of the more affordable 5G phones in Verizon's lineup, but this mid-range phone goes beyond the basics with a 48-megapixel main camera, Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G chip, huge 5,000 mAh battery, and 18-watt fast charging.
Nov 17, 2020
Twitter started rolling out its new Fleets feature globally today, after testing the feature in several countries in recent months. Fleets are like Tweets, but fleeting, because they are only visible for 24 hours.
Dec 4, 2020
Google has added a new blog-like "community feed" feature to Google Maps, which highlights "what’s happening in your area" and "makes it easier to discover things to do and places to go". It includes user-submitted photos, reviews, and posts from local experts, posts and updates from local businesses, and articles related to the area from major publishers.
Dec 10, 2020
Twitter is making it easier to share Tweets on competing social networks Instagram and Snapchat with an enhanced "share" option for each Tweet within the Twitter app. The feature will require fewer steps than taking a screenshot, and give the resulting story post a more polished look and — in the case of Snapchat — a link back to the original Tweet.