Facebook mixes up the News Feed
In a blog post this week, Facebook said it was making the changes to show us content more prominently that usually gets drowned out in the sea of social media updates.
This isn't some half-baked experiment to mix things up on us and force the millions of users to scratch their heads while wondering what the heck just happened.
Facebook has some stats to back up the changes, saying we'll miss fewer posts from friends and brands - and posts from friends and brands will get more visibility.
After studying some habits, Facebook figured out that people didn't read 43 per cent of the stuff in their news feeds because they never scrolled down far enough on the pages.
That's just under half of all things posted to Facebook were lost in the clutter.
Perhaps these were annoying updates about failed fitness plans, or incessant uploads of baby photos. Whatever it was, Facebook didn't want us to miss these posts so they've rejigged things.
So now, if there was an "organic story" (post) from a friend that you may have missed, Facebook will show it higher in the feed if the post is receiving a higher number of likes, comments and shares.
Do you think this is a good change for Facebook? Do you think it will show you more things you actually like to see on the social network?
- Maurice Cacho, MSN Tech & Gadgets