Feeling a little bummed out by your Facebook News Feed? It turns out data scientists for the social media site manipulated the feeds of more than 600,000 users to study how emotions are transferred online.
Facebook's new 'Unfollow' button will work exactly how 'Hide All' did ... you'll just feel guiltier about censoring your unknowingly annoying friends. A few other News Feed options may have gotten the axe with this change, however.
Facebook is once again mixing up its News Feed algorithm, this time promoting popular old stories from your friends, news outlets ... and burying memes. Get it straight, Internet: Imgur, Facebook is not.
Who Facebook thinks you're close to matters - it determines much of what you see on the site and in what order. This plugin shows you who your "closest" Facebook friends are, and the results are pretty revealing.
Complaining about Facebook but skipping the surveys is like getting mad about politics and not voting - so maybe you should voice your opinion. I did, and found some interesting things about how Facebook is trying to fix its News Feed.
Yesterday Facebook announced it would be telling us more about whats behind the News Feed algorithm, including some recent changes. So what exactly is Story Bumping and the other functions the platform uses to create the feed?
'Watch' and 'Read' Open Graph stories that are now a core feature of Facebook's new Timeline are surfacing in Facebook's mobile News Feed. Better yet, we're moving beyond the "Like" in to more action-oriented responses to these types of…
As if you haven't had enough of the site, Facebook adds an alert that seems focused on letting you know that you're not as updated as you thought you were. So now, when you're on Facebook, you will won't be getting enough Facebook.
...We've got a few ideas. While the secret network keeps its roadmap cards close to the chest, its recent feature launches and some insider insight (and hey, some gut instincts) help us get an idea where Facebook is heading.
Facebook's ad-retargeting system Facebook Exchange will be expanding. That means a lot to marketers, but what does it mean for you? Turns out, quite a lot: In addition to personalized News Feed ads run through this system, there are a few…
Messaging apps that act like social networks could be the biggest danger to Facebook's social network dominance. The likes of LINE, WeChat, WhatsApp, and now even Path are threatening to break the social mold - so how will Facebook fight…