Tweaking users' feeds may cause the social media platform to lose some of its luster for content producers or media companies, especially video makers that can not make money on Facebook regardless of how many of their videos go viral, said Cho Sodam, founder of Dotface, a youth-oriented media startup based in Seoul, South Korea.
"I'm changing the goal I give our product teams from focusing on helping you find relevant content to helping you have more meaningful social interactions", wrote Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook.
Zuckerbergadmitted that by making these changes, he anticipates that the time that people spend on Facebook will go down.
"And the public content you see more will be held to the same standard - it should encourage meaningful interactions between people". In real life, people don't tell others to kill themselves when they say they like pineapple on pizza.
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. Since there's more public content than posts from your friends and family, the balance of what's in News Feed has shifted away from the most important thing Facebook can do-help us connect with each other. Additionally, content from news publishers and brands will be given less exposure on the news feed.
The change was inspired by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's having children.
But even without Facebook'sstruggle with fake news, the changes were much needed.
He cited academic research indicating that interacting with loved ones is crucial to a person's wellbeing, while reading news articles or watching shared videos may not be. Facebook says it expects the reach of posts made by companies to decrease, but users can still find content from pages they enjoy by clicking the "Show First" option.
He added that people would be spending less time on Facebook and we feel good about it as that would make them rejoice and enjoy the little time they would spend on using or scrolling Facebook, which would eventually be good for the business.
Zuckerberg, 33, started Facebook in 2004 and still owns 17% of the company, whose share prices dropped when the news of the planned changes went public on Thursday.
The only positive thing to come of all of this is that it may open the eyes of our elected officials, businesses and the American people who will now see Facebook for what it is: An unscrupulous media company that needs to be regulated. Then it was meaningful content that provided relevant information. Downplaying those posts from brands and businesses may put revenue at risk, said James Cakmak, an analyst at Monness Crespi Hardt & Co.
The move is likely to result in people spending less time on the leading social network.
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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A Government spokeswoman said on Friday: "Carillion is a major supplier to the Government, with a number of long-term contracts". In a statement, Carillion said: "Suggestions that Carillion's business plan has been rejected by stakeholders are incorrect".
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Whitehall had previously received a nine-year driving ban and racked up at least 10 convictions for driving while disqualified. On Thursday night a woman was killed and a five-year-old boy critically injured in a crash at Milton in New South Wales .
The MoD also said that a U.S. spy plane flew over Syria around the time of the attack , which helped the rebels target the drones. The drones, according to data from the captured drones showed that it was launched from the rebel-controlled Idlib area.
He added: "I would be proud ... but trust me, I had nothing to do with it ". "I don't think I have anything to do with it'". For years now Khloe Kardashian , 33, has had to fight off rumors that her biological dad is O.J.
At least 60% of people who try cigarettes once go on to become daily smokers , even if it's temporary, research suggests. According to the Office for National Statistics, 19.9 percent of British adults smoked ordinary cigarettes in 2010.
The idea behind encryption is to muddle your messages so only you and the recipient can read texts you send. This will be possible without needing the group administrator's permission, according to the researchers.
Three of those customers also reported property damage of almost $5,000, and one ended up with first-degree burns on their hand. If you want to check whether your HP laptop battery is affected, you can find out by visiting HP's website .
What that means is users familiar with Google Wallet and Android Pay will see both services fall under the new moniker. Instead, Google opted to go a different path by launching Google Tez , an app that now lets you make bill payments.
Watch ULA Begin 2018 With a Spy Satellite Launch
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Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze On Switch
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Radon can pose serious health risks, test your home now
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Ford is building a hotter SUV: the Edge ST
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SCOTUS Hears Voter Purge Case
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Pak minor girl raped, murdered; protests break out
The 8-year-old disappeared on January 5 and four days later her body was found in the heap of trash by policemen. Her daughter sat on her lap as she made a powerful statement: "Today, I am not your news anchor Kiran Naz ".