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Facebook to Discuss News Feed Changes Today

by Todd Haselton | August 6, 2013August 6, 2013 9:00 am PST

Facebook Phone - Mark Zuckerburg

Facebook is holding a press event at 10:00 a.m. PST in California on Tuesday where the social network’s News Feed will be the topic of conversation. It’s unclear what Facebook plans to discuss, though there are versions of the News Feed that have already been announced and areĀ stillĀ rolling out to new users. In other words, even if Facebook does discuss major changes, it’s possible that a lot of us won’t see them for quite a while.

Facebook also said that it’s going to touch on the “ranking algorithms that determine which stories appear at the top of your feed,” and a “specific update to organic ranking that’s coming up.” Personally, I prefer the absolute newest stories at the top of my feed. Of course, this isn’t great for advertisers that want my eyeballs on their products the second I log in. The algorithm changes could also improve feeds for users who prefer to see the most active, or popular, updates first.

We wouldn’t be surprised if ad discussions pop up during Facebook’s talk today, though we suspect the social network is going to mostly try to skew it toward its consumer base. We’ll keep you up to date on any major announcements or changes.

The Telegraph

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...