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facebook is changing its news feed: Here's how to keep up with The Courier. 2 hrs ago; 0 · facebook ... The changes come as facebook faces criticism that social media can make people feel depressed and isolated. ... facebook is rolling out changes to its news feed that could affect posts you see from The Courier.

Stock in the New York Times Company rose a whopping 8.4% on Friday, following an announcement by facebook that it would give priority in its News Feed to trusted news sources. Some other news and publishing organizations, including Fox News parent company News Corp, made smaller gains.
About this story: In the coming months, The Register-Mail will look at how local residents and businesses are using social media flagships like facebook to do everything from selling unwanted items to developing new marketing campaigns. This week, we look at a pair of facebook pages run by local ...
In coming days, facebook users will see fewer posts from Publishers, businesses and celebs they follow. Instead, facebook wants people to see more stuff from friends, family and other people they are likely to have "meaningful" conversations with -- something the company laments has been lost in the ...

Munich (Reuters) - facebook executives are fanning out across Europe this week to address the social media giant's slow response to abuses on its platform, seeking to avoid further legislation along the lines of a new hate speech law in Germany it says goes too far. facebook's communications and ...
Sada Social, a group launched in September by three Palestinian journalists, aims to document "violations against Palestinian content" on social networks such as facebook and YouTube, and to liaise with its executives to restore some of the pages and accounts that have been shut down. While social ...
But this is difficult to do with a personal facebook profile. So how would you be able to tell? There are some obvious signs of psychopathy, such as the person not seeming to care whether they are posting provocative or toxic content. Psychopaths have something called a "resistance to chaos," which means they do not get ...
What's interesting about twitter's announcement aren't the numbers or percentages or tallies, but rather what it says about how the company views itself. Twitter could have easily followed in facebook's footsteps and published a scarce amount of data on the role its platform played in the 2016 election.
facebook's top policy executive said Sunday that the company's move to let users decide which media is credible is a better option than facebook itself deciding or turning it over to a panel of experts. Why it matters: facebook has been under fire for its role in the propagation of fake news and propaganda. Show less.
facebook plans to expand the Los Lunas data center to six buildings over the next five years, requiring more power. ... The utility has negotiated agreements with Avangrid Renewables and NextEra Energy Inc. to build and operate two wind farms and a solar facility to meet facebook's added energy needs.
connoisseurs of corporate cant have a new collector's item: Mark Zuckerberg's latest Epistle to his Disciples. "We built facebook," it begins, "to help people stay connected and bring us closer together with the people that matter to us. That's why we've always put friends and family at the core of the ...
Shortly before markets closed yesterday, facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted that the social media company's News Feed would prioritize news from sources that are "trustworthy, informative, and local." facebook users themselves will be responsible for determining what those are.
facebook is working on technologies to help verbalize what is in images, especially to help visually impaired users. The technology may be able to solve other issues, like using artificial intelligence to determine appropriate content for people and advertisers. facebook engineer Matt King, who is blind, ...
On The Listening Post this week: Will facebook's news feed reforms deal with hate speech, fake news and the need for moderation? Plus, a uniquely South Korean media phenomenon: "Defector TV".

The more I use facebook, the more miserable I become (and vice versa). I'm not the only one: heavy users in particular are unhappier, lonelier, meaner, and so on. Why is that? And why, then, do people keep using it? This comes down to the most subtle and interesting conflict at the heart of facebook: user ...
The social network facebook relies mostly on computer algorithms to choose the stories that appear in its popular news feed. But on Friday, facebook said it will ask users to pick their most trustworthy news sources. Meanwhile, Google has mothballed a service that checked the accuracy of facts published ...
facebook wants to make sure its users aren't duped by stories from untrustworthy news publications. So it's asking users which news publications they trust. CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Friday the social media network is using surveys to rate news organizations and assign them trust scores.
Unlike its Instagram counterpart, facebook Stories hasn't been doing as well. The social network even launched Instagram-to-facebook crossposting and merged it with one of its other Snapchat clones, Messenger Day, over the past few months in an effort to get more people to use it. But it doesn't look like ...
Hong Kong -- The executive in charge of facebook's efforts to court China has left the company, a fresh setback for the social network as it seeks to get its products into China's huge internet market. Wang-Li Moser, who as facebook's lead liaison with Beijing had become a symbol of its ambitions in the ...
Zuckerberg wants "meaningful" interactions to occur on facebook's most important real estate: the unending feed you encounter the moment you open your app or navigate to facebook.com. This would have been a nice thought 11 years ago, before everyone had too many bad facebook friends and ...
facebook has said it will conduct a wider investigation into whether there was Russian meddling on its platform relating to the 2016 Brexit referendum vote in the UK. Yesterday its UK policy director Simon Milner wrote to a parliamentary committee that's been conducting a wide-ranging enquiry into fake ...
Former American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault has joined facebook's board, the first African American to do so. The social network's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, announced the board appointment on Thursday and said he had been "trying to recruit Ken for years." "He has unique expertise in areas I believe ...
facebook is testing the ability for users to upload images and videos via desktop, reports TechCrunch. ... Will all this help facebook users adopt Stories? ... Update January 18, 2018 3:53PM PT: This story has been updated to include more photos and confirmation from facebook that the feature is in testing ...
The company's shift from "passive" consumption to "meaningful interaction," announced last week, induced panic among media companies that have come to rely heavily on facebook to reach their audiences. (There could also be some silver linings.) In particular, it has been widely construed as a death ...
Some of the world's biggest companies spent much of 2017 cleaning up their own messes. facebook tried and failed to fix its fake news problem while it simultaneously reckoned with a saturation of Russian government-backed agents masquerading as advocacy organizations in order to push socially ...
facebook is rolling out a 30-city program it promised last year to help small businesses grow and workers gain the digital computer skills needed to find a job. The company is announcing the first five cities to get a visit from a crew of professionals as part of its facebook Community Boost program.
facebook is testing a feature that allows its users to watch videos together, and chat about it while doing so, the company announced Wednesday. Watch Party, as the new feature is being called, allows synchronized viewing of any video, but is limited to facebook groups. "In a Watch Party, members of a ...
That's the provocative question posed by Greg Ip of the WSJ. And it reflects governments' growing wariness toward the tech industry. Google, Amazon and facebook aren't like the Standard Oil or AT&T of old, gouging consumers on price. (Indeed, many of their services are free.) But if the question is "Are ...
facebook, Google and twitter told Congress Wednesday that they've gone beyond screening and removing extremist content from their services and are creating more anti-terror propaganda. Executives from the three largest social media companies shared their latest methods of fighting extremism during ...
There are more than 1.5 million nonprofits on facebook, and many of them have built presences there at the platform's encouragement. Now, they're headed into a period of uncertainty inspired by News Feed changes which could diminish a critical tool they use to reach people interested in supporting their ...
San Francisco -- facebook's team of content reviewers focused mainly on violence and pornography, making it "incredibly easy" for Russian trolls to fly under the radar with their fake news, according to a former facebook content monitor who worked at the social network for eight months in the lead-up ...
rights and democracy advocates are calling attention to facebook's role in spreading misinformation again -- this time in The Philippines. The social media giant's hosting of inaccurate stories that support strongman President Rodrigo Duterte's administration has been newly spotlighted after Manila moved ...
Local newspaper conglomerate Digital First Media is going to focus a lot more on email this year, with plans to launch e-newsletters for its markets beyond Denver, Colorado, and the San Francisco Bay Area. The push will help Digital First, which gets about a fifth of its traffic from facebook, diversify away ...
They used facebook posts to help establish the movements of the pair that night. police realised that Antoine's facebook post on Gargol's personal page the following morning - "Where are you? Haven't heard from you. Hope you made it home safe" - was a diversion. As part of her plea, Antoine accepted responsibility for ...
facebook Inc. is expanding a U.K. investigation into possible interference by Russia ahead of the country's 2016 election to exit the European Union, after facing pressure from lawmakers who were unsatisfied with an earlier probe by the social media company. facebook and twitter had previously told ...
Zuckerberg's planned overhaul of facebook's news feed shows a long-term view being taken into consideration; investments into their customers' happiness may increase user activity, adding value into the future. Instagram continues to gain traction among advertisers, comprising ~15% of budget ...
Some top web Publishers are predicting that facebook's major algorithm reboot will be the death knell of short-form video on the News Feed as the company prioritizes facebook Watch. While some are championing this strategic shift, given how hard it is to make money from short News Feed clips, others ...
facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey aren't up for re-election when the company holds its annual shareholder meeting March 8, in Houston, Texas, according to a regulatory filing. "Given our evolving business and the businesses Ms. Sandberg and Mr.
Starting Saturday (Jan. 13), the UK's nine biggest banks, which service most of the population, will no longer have a lock on the state's financial transactions. New rules that are part of a UK directive called Open Banking aim to make it easier to compare and switch UK banks. Financial institutions will have ...
A libel lawyer has warned that facebook could face legal action from victims of revenge porn after the company reached an out-of-court settlement with a teenage girl in Northern Ireland. Paul Tweed said he had been "deluged" with inquiries after the settlement with the 14-year-old girl. She sued facebook ...
facebook on Thursday announced sweeping changes to the way it plans to manage the newsfeed, the front door to the service for its 2 billion monthly users. Under the new regime, facebook says users will see more content from friends and family, and less from brands and Publishers. The new algorithm ...
facebook has said it will change the news feed algorithm to prioritize meaningful content, increasing content from family and friends and content that creates discussion. But what will that mean for facebook's financials? CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the changes will reduce engagement. That means the ...
With its news feed now geared toward fostering "meaningful interactions" between people, facebook said on Thursday that businesses can expect to see their video views and referral traffic decrease. Not only may facebook's change of heart affect how brands and media companies make money, but it's ...
It's hard to overstate the degree to which facebook has warped the media's incentives. News outlets used to write for relatively stable, loyal audiences. They had an incentive to build trust among those readers and to bring them content they found valuable and worthwhile. This model began to crumble on ...
The rules force banks and payment companies to share data with third parties if customers agree. The changes are meant to encourage comparison and bank account switching but some think an unintended consequence could be opening up banking to tech giants like facebook and Google.
facebook's fundamental problem is not foreign interference, spam bots, trolls, or fame mongers. It's the company's core business model, and abandoning it is not an option. Mark Zuckerberg has announced his annual "personal challenge," which in the past has ranged from eating meat he personally kills to ...


 

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