Facebook Is Making a Change Zuckerberg Says Will Decrease Engagement

News Feed FYI: Bringing People Closer Together | Facebook Newsroom

Facebook announced a major update that will put friends and family above pages or celebrities in a user's news feed.

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. And it's like June 2016, when Facebook again said it would push posts from friends higher up in the feed, because "Facebook was built on the idea of connecting people with their friends and family".

He noted that because staying connected is the social network platform's primary objective, it will restrict public content propping up on users' news feed.

After Mark Zuckerberg fixes Facebook, the media industry may need some repairs. Zuckerberg acknowledged that he expects this will mean people spend less time on Facebook, but he hopes the time they do spend "will be more valuable".

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"But none of that matters if our services are used in a way that doesn't bring people closer together", said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on their November earnings call.

Wieser said the decision to pull back the reach of brands in news feed will have a negative impact on Facebook in the short term, but will ultimately prove to be a smart choice for the health of the company in the long run, according to his note.

Facebook has previously been criticised for algorithms that may have prioritized misleading news and misinformation in people's feeds. Posts from pages will show up less, and further down in your Feed.

Andrew Bosworth, Facebook's vice-president for consumer hardware and in-charge for Augmented and Virtual Reality, neither confirmed or denied early speculations regarding their latest project, but posted a tweet saying that 2018 will be an exciting year for AR/VR. Such a move would be a welcome development, and Media Matters has recommended that Facebook include it in its algorithm.

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He quoted an academic research pointing out that interactions with the loved ones are more healthy and important for a person's wellbeing, instead of just reading news articles or watching shared videos.

The company has been criticized for what it's showing to its users as some of the content can negatively affect millions of users.

Numerous meaningful interactions taking place beneath Zuckerberg's post asked that more power be given to the user to decide what shows up in their feed, or to give users the option to only see the most recent posts.

Shares of Menlo Park, California-based Facebook tumbled 4.5 per cent on Friday in NY, cutting Zuckerberg's fortune to US$74 billion on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. That means the experience has largely centered on passive consumption of content. He also stated that the company started making changes in this direction past year.

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For example, there are many tight-knit communities around TV shows and sports teams. For example, live videos often lead to discussion among viewers on Facebook - in fact, live videos on average get six times as many interactions as regular videos. Last year, NY magazine reported on a study that found that "people who see an article from a trusted sharer, but one written by an unknown media source, have much more trust in the information than people who see the same article from a reputable media source shared by a person they do not trust". "Good on Facebook - they are doing the right thing, long-term".

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