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

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

But it's also possible that these new moves undermine those initiatives, and that Zuckerberg's aim to make users more happy could also make them more misinformed.

On top of that, lower organic reach may prompt some businesses to buy more advertising on Facebook. As recently as the second-quarter earnings call, Wehner told investors, "We continue to see growth in time spent per DAU across the Facebook family of app", which topped 50 minutes per day back in 2016.

At the time he was talking about Russian interference and doubling investment in people to prevent it, but the language was also hinting at Thursday's announcement that gives additional weight being placed on friends and family posts over pages and businesses in news feeds.

Zuckerberg, who notoriously declares an ambitious New Year's challenge for himself each year, said last week that his focus this year would be on "fixing" Facebook's problems, which includes abuse.

Mark Zuckerberg's latest Facebook post is proving expensive. So we've studied this trend carefully by looking at the academic research and doing our own research with leading experts at universities. "We can feel more connected and less lonely, and that correlates with long-term measures of happiness and health". Zuckerberg believes passively watching videos may not be as good even if they are informative or entertaining. "And the public content you see more will be held to the same standard-it should encourage meaningful interactions between people".

"We started making changes in this direction previous year, but it will take months for this new focus to make its way through all our products", Zuckerberg wrote in his Facebook post.

Facebook says that if people want to see more posts from pages they follow, such as Legacy Medi4, they should always select "See First" for that particular page within their news feed preference settings - which you can find located in the upper right hand corner of your Facebook feed once logged in, just above account settings.

Facebook's decision to refocus its news feed to show more posts from friendsand fewer posts from brands and publishers is a seismic shift with the potential to strike a major blow to publishers and businesses.

As for how this will effect publishers and news corporations such as myself, we should all expect to have a little less internet traffic in the future.

There are many tight-knit communities around TV shows and sports teams. In fact, live videos on average get six times as many interactions as regular videos. Posts from pages will show up less, and further down in your Feed.

He elaborated that he expects from these changes to make "sure that Facebook is time well spent". People will likely spend less time on Facebook as a result, the company says.

The Portal device is rumored to be released in the second half and will start off at $499 per unit, which is significantly higher than its rivals Echo, Google Home, and Apple HomePod, but could still be lowered in order to have a better chance in the market.


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