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Facebook’s latest News Feed update will prioritize trustworthy publishers

Facebook is gearing up to prioritize news content by publishers a group of Facebook users have deemed trustworthy. Facebook head of News Feed Adam Mosseri said the company surveyed “a diverse and representative sample” of U.S.-based people about their familiarity and trust in various sources of news, he wrote in a blog post. That data, Mosseri said, will serve to ...

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Facebook stock plunges on news feed overhaul

Shares in Facebook dropped by more than 4 percent ahead of Friday’s opening bell after the CEO announced changes to the platform’s centerpiece news feed, which he said would hit user engagement in the near term. The company is planning to change the filter for its news feed to prioritize what friends and family share, while reducing the amount of ...

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Facebook feed change sacrifices time spent and news outlets for “well-being”

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 social network. CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook today, “I’m changing the goal I give our product teams from ...

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Facebook makes drastic changes to News Feed to make it more ‘meaningful’

The biggest social media network in the world is overhauling its News Feed to “spark conversations” instead of promoting businesses. However, there are concerns the updates could exacerbate the spread of fake news. Facebook announced on Thursday it will be making changes to its News Feed in order to “prioritize posts that spark conversations and meaningful interactions between people.” Mark ...

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Instagram will now add ‘Recommended’ posts to your feed

Instagram’s feed will now show users recommended posts – a change that earlier this month was spotted while in testing, and has since quietly gone live. The feature, described here in the company’s Help documentation, will suggest posts for you based on those that have been liked by other accounts you follow. The new section, “Recommended for You,” is clearly ...

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Feed ’em to the lions: Danish zoos let hungry predators kill & eat household pets

Published time: 27 Dec, 2017 01:47 If your old pet has to be put down anyway, why not feed it to a hungry lion? That’s an option now on offer at two Danish zoos, sparking outrage from animal rights activists. Visitors to Copenhagen zoo, no stranger to controversy, and Givskud Zoo, some 20 km from the city of Vejle in ...

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Time’s up for the Ticker? Facebook appears to axe feed for tracking your friends’ activity

As Facebook continues to tinker with its layout and services to spur more interactions and engagement, it seems that not even the most well-known or oldest features are spared. In the most recent development, it looks like Facebook has quietly removed the Ticker, the box that used to appear to the right of your News Feed to summarize what all ...

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Scarred by Islamist terrorism & civil war, Somalia is failing to feed 6.7mn citizens

Somalia has been gripped by a perpetual cycle of drought, famine, and violence for decades, but 2017 could mark a tipping point in the nation’s fortunes, as the twin threats of climate change and an Islamist insurgency threaten an impending cataclysm. At the start of 2017, Somalia required $ 1.5 billion to reach 5.5 million people at risk of famine. ...

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Google will pull its QPX Express API in April 2018, cutting off its airfare feed

As Google gradually builds out its footprint in travel search, the company is also making a move to shut down one of its data feeds to others in the travel space. The company has quietly announced that in April of next year, it will shut down its QPX Express API, an airfare search feed that launched out of Google’s $ ...

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China grows rice in salt water to feed 200 million people

Published time: 24 Oct, 2017 13:28 Chinese scientists are claiming to have achieved a crucial agricultural breakthrough, growing high-yield rice in salt water. The new strain has been previously tried and tested, but scientists from the Qingdao Saline-Alkali Tolerant Rice Research and Development Center reportedly managed to nearly triple yields, to 4.5 metric tons per hectare, making it ready for ...

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