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Facebook manipulated more than 600,000 users’ News Feeds to study people’s emotions

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.
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The fight for the Facebook News Feed – and its memes – is on

After Facebook announced it would be promoting certain types of posts over others - and that memes would take the biggest hit - the publishing industry is reacting.
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Facebook changes ‘Hide All’ to ‘Unfollow,’ shaming us for ignoring annoying friends

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.
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Facebook’s new News Feed promotes articles, your friends’ old posts … and buries memes

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.
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This plugin can tell who you’re Facebook stalking

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.
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I took Facebook’s News Feed survey, and so should you

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.
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Facebook is trying to fix its News Feed relevancy problems – here’s how

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?
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Facebook is finally letting us interact with Open Graph updates

'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…
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Facebook wants to make sure you know how much Facebook you’re missing out on

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.
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What does the future of Facebook look like?

...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.
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If you don’t want ads targeting you, read this story about Facebook FBX

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…

Are messaging apps the biggest threat to Facebook?

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…