Facebook’s Newsfeed tests point to creepy new direction?

Big news – Facebook has concluded that one News Feed is superior to two. The social network said last Thursday that its testing is complete and has decided that user feedback (from the guinea pigs they used anyway!) is more positive towards friends and family-related updates. So they’ve decided to split them up and show these as the primary feed, with news — including its famous Fake News no doubt! — is being split into a secondary feed. No word yet on whether this secondary feed will be harder to find or moved down in rankings, although I assume so.

The social network is finishing a months-in length test in which its center news bolster was part into two, one concentrated on demonstrating individuals posts from their families and companions while the other indicated posts from organizations, big names, or media outlets. Facebook’s news nourish boss Adam Mosseri said in a blog entry that the organization is finishing the test in view of criticism it got from its clients. Facebook was trying two separate news in nations like Bolivia, Cambodia,, Serbia, Czech Republic, and Sri Lanka.

“You gave us our answer: People don’t need two separate sustains,” Mosseri posited. “In reviews, individuals disclosed to us they were less happy with the posts they were seeing, and having two separate encourages didn’t really enable them to interface more with loved ones.”

Mosseri said that Facebook tried a different news nourish, named the Explore Feed, in view of criticism from clients demonstrating they needed to see more substance from their family and companions in their news sustains. The Explore Feed was intended to indicate individuals postings from Facebook Pages—general society profiles for organizations, superstars, and brands—instead of individuals’ close to home Facebook profiles. The choice to not part the news encourage into two takes after a current change Facebook made to the sort of substance it indicates clients in their news bolster. In January, Facebook said that the center news nourish would demonstrate individuals all the more family-accommodating postings like a companion’s infant pictures and less promoting substance and news articles.

The objective was to goad individuals to remark, as, and draw in with other individuals on Facebook, and make what CEO Mark Zuckerberg depicts as, “important social cooperations.” Left implied was that by DE-accentuating news articles, Facebook wouldn’t need to manage a portion of a similar publication choices news associations make every day, such as choosing whether to demonstrate individuals realistic photographs of news-commendable occasions.

You’ve probably heard enough and are sick to death of Facebook’s famous “Fake News” debacle by now, so I won’t repeat the main claims, but oOne way Facebook seems to be managing the spread of that kind of news is to de-organize news by and large, which would adequately get rid of both phony and genuine news.

Is Facebook Like killing competition?

Are you becoming addicted to not just receiving but GIVING Facebook likes? Even websites like Mail Online have added it to their homepage, not just at the very top banner but also now next to every story link. I don’t know if other people do this, but I always make sure to read the Comments first before reading the article (if at all), now the comments link has become second-place to the Social signals that people apparently love. But I have something to confess, I really dislike – even hate – this kind of thing. And we all know that many people are addicted to Liking things, just to prove a point.

The Like thrill instantly transformed Facebook into an opposition. Before we’d analyze what number of “companions” we had. Presently each and every refresh is a clear slate for individuals to favor with a tap of the mouse. It additionally implied that a refresh could transform into a terrible inclination in the event that it sat there and got no preferences.

I felt like this was an unfortunate unforeseen development, however I instantly doubted the Like catch for an alternate reason: it was simply too simple. Something about the quickness, the straightforwardness, the careless idea of hitting that catch appeared, and still appears, somewhat deceitful to me. By the way, there is no way that Facebook will ever add a dislike button so don’t even think it!

What amount would you say you are truly “preferring” something on the off chance that you are just eager to give it unquestionably the briefest of activities that one can do? Does that development of my finger square with what I truly feel? Does it convey that feeling adequately to whomever shared the first post? There are times when uplifting news is shared and a surge of preferences surpasses a post, and I, found up in the swelling, rising tide of well wishing, feel a compelling impulse to participate and increment that number. In any case, I additionally scrape against that acclimating feeling, so I don’t click. Rather, I remark. Since 2009, I’ve made it a dynamic mission to transparently say the amount I like or love something in the remarks of a post. I’m certain nobody has seen my versatile conduct, however it improves me feel.

…Deciding to get some feedback from my coworkers, I sadly learned that commenting on an Facebook post without liking it could come off as a slight. That the number of “Likes” did carry a separate weight than the comments…

Deciding to get some feedback from my coworkers, I sadly learned that commenting on an Facebook post without liking it could come off as a slight. That the number of “Likes” did carry a separate weight than the comments… I absolutely understand how the evolution of social media leads to divisions in how people parse communication and interaction. I unfortunately also can’t change how I feel about action vs. intention. I don’t want to slight anyone by not liking their post. But I also don’t want to lie with my likes.

Hidden Meaning of Facebook Purple Flower Revealed

Do you remember when Facebook introduced the ‘flower’ reaction as a temporary thing almost a year ago? Well the social media behemoth is reportedly bringing back the little purple flower back for some of our social media profiles. At the time, no-one knew what it was for or what it meant – did it have something to do with de-flowering? Or maybe it was a throwback to flower power? We were all left wondering….

But the real meaning is actually really sweet. The flower reaction was to mark UK Mother’s Day which will be celebrated on 14 May in more than 80 countries all over the world. Unlike Father’s Day, this day is actually the same across the globe, with little variation of the date.

Anyway, now Facebook has decided to finally bring it back – and it’s known as the ‘thankful’ reaction, or ‘grateful’ for web and mobile users.

So it’s more of a digital gesture – as Facebook explained in 2016…

‘In honour of Mother’s Day, we are testing the ability for people in a few markets to leave a flower reaction.’

So there you have it – wonder no more!

Why is Facebook’s own Like Button page so difficult to use?

It would appear that many people are struggling to use Facebook’s own Like Button generator on their website – which is the reason that this website was created. To most people, terms like SDK and API are extremely arcane – and the eyes tend to glaze over at the first mention of them. So why is this the case?

The reason is likely because Facebook is staffed by developers, who often lack the insight that other people are less-than-technical. It is worth pointing out that Facebook’s PR team have gone to great lengths to make the company more user-friendly; anyone who tried to embed a Like button in 2010 can attest to this – it was an absolute minefield! Generally anything listed on https://developers.facebook.com should come with a warning to less-than-savvy users not working in tech.

If you need any further proof that Facebook isn’t user-friendly, then look at the meteoric rise of services like AddThis and ShareThis, which have bridged the gap between savvy developers and the everyday Joe Bloggs users. They have now got millions of users, and all they do is make it easier to embed third-party services into your website; ultimately their usage should have dwindled but Facebook and other social media tech firms clearly haven’t made enough inroads to resolve the problem. Not that we are complaining – this website was created due to the demands of users looking for a simple, all-in-one solution to adding a Facebook Like button to your website at no cost.

Just a final word to those who are paying for their Facebook Like button customizations – time to demand a refund! Watch this space as this website will shortly be rolling out a plethora of new features that will render paid-for services completely redundant.