Facebook is tweaking its News Feed algorithm again
This time, the social network is making adjustments to make it easier for people to ignore certain types of viral posts that may appear in their feeds
The change is happening due to a relatively new type of feedback the social network has been collecting called “story surveys.” The feature, which Facebook says is surfaced to “ten of thousands” of users a day, asks users to choose between two viral stories.
“With this update, if a significant amount of people tell us they would prefer to see other posts more than that particular viral post, we’ll take that into account when ranking, so that viral post might show up lower in people’s feeds in the future, since it might not actually be interesting to people,” Facebook explains in a “News Feed FYI” post detailing the changes. Read more…