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Everything you need to know about the Facebook Trending Topics bias controversy

Facebook is in hot water over recent reports suggesting that it shows bias in the Trending Topics feed. But what does that mean for Facebook, Facebook's partners, and you? Here's everything you need to know about the issue.
Social Media

Facebook is tweaking the News Feed to show articles you’ll actually read

Facebook has announced yet another tweak to the News Feed, now factoring in time spent reading articles. The changes are part of Facebook's Feed Quality Program, and should help cut down on clickbait in the News Feed.
Social Media

Facebook wants to make the News Feed your go-to source for news

Facebook is testing some pretty major changes to the News Feed that could see it becoming much more news focused. The changes include tabs at the bottom of the app that will allow you to select different news topics to view.
Social Media

Custom fit: How to specify who you ‘See First’ in your Facebook feed

Facebook's latest feature, "See First," lets you prioritize posts from specified people and pages. Check out our simple guide on how to implement the feature using your iOS device.
DT Daily

Select preferred friends on Facebook: DT Daily 0:53

today on DT Daily: An easy way to control what appears on your Facebook news feed, and Game of Thrones is adapted to board game form.
Mobile

Facebook loosens grip – allows users to customize news feeds … within reason 0:44

New controls allow Facebook users to customize the composition of their news feeds. Set to debut on iOS first, they signal a reversal for the social network, which has historically favored behavioral algorithms to recommend…
Social Media

Facebook might soon let you choose your favorite friends

The latest in Facebook's never-ending series of test tweaks to the News Feed is one that allows you to pick the people and pages that you want to see more of whenever you log into the site.
Mobile

Brands be gone! Facebook pushes your friends’ posts to the top of your News Feed

Facebook is rolling out some updates to the News Feed that will hopefully result in more relevant posts from your friends showing up in the feed. Posts from brands will be given less priority.
Social Media

Facebook tweaks News Feed to cut down on hoax posts

Facebook is launching a new offensive against hoax content on News Feeds, tweaking its algorithm to pinpoint such material, which should result in reduced distribution in the feed.
Social Media

Facebook is taking steps to scrub the feed of ‘click-bait’ articles

Definitely ideal if you are a heavy Facebook user, the social network will attempt to reduce the volume of click-bait content in the feed by measuring the length of time people spend actually reading the article.
Social Media

Facebook is getting more aggressive with hiding News Feed spam

Attempting to squash Facebook's problem of user-generated spam, the social network has rolled out new guidelines that will tweak the News Feed algorithm in order to feature more high quality content.
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RSS: The Old Reader launches Premium version, $30 a year

When Google Reader closed down last year, many news addicts moved their feeds to The Old Reader. While the service will remain free for 90 percent of its users, those with 100 feeds or more will now have to pay a subscription fee.