Facebook gives priority to friends in News Feed change | Computerworld

Facebook announced on Tuesday that it is changing the algorithm that handles what posts, photos and videos users are shown on their News Feeds.Identity theft hit 7% of U.S. population last yearA total of 17.6 million people were victims of identity theft in the United States in 2014, theREAD NOWThe change is, in large part, geared to giving users more information from their favorite friends.The concern is that Facebook is deciding for users who those best friends are, which may be a problem for some users.The world’s largest social network, though, says it’s trying to give users more of what they want.”The goal of News Feed is to show you the content that matters to you,” wrote Max Eulenstein, Facebook’s product manager, and Lauren Scissors, the company’s user experience researcher, in a blog post. “This means we need to give you the right mix of updates from friends and public figures, publishers, businesses and community organizations you are connected to. This balance is different for everyone depending on what people are most interested in learning about every day.”

Source: Facebook gives priority to friends in News Feed change | Computerworld

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