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Facebook on Thursday started transforming the stream of updates from friends at homepages right into a “customized newspaper,” with News ranging from the non-public to the worldwide.
The Information Feed on homepages at the top social network used to be revamped to do away with clutter and present “vivid, beautiful” stories, reminiscent of insights from friends or trending News of the day.

“I Think there’s a special place on the planet for this type of personalised newspaper,” Fb co-founder Mark Zuckerberg stated While introducing the overhauled News Feed.

“It will have to have a front page and prime News section or let you drill down into any matter you wish to have.”

Facebook is rolling out the brand new Information Feed “very slowly” at its site reached by way of personal computer or pc, and will begin including it to smartphone and pill functions in the coming weeks.

Each And Every News Feed will robotically be tuned to the interests of particular person Fb customers, according to technical lead Chris Struhar.

Pictures in the feed will probably be gleaned from friends’ posts or on-line pages folks have indicated they “like.”

If a Facebook person follows pages from CNN or other skilled media companies, top shared or trending stories are displayed.

Tune or film fans must see Information Feeds touting recent tendencies relating to bands, stars, movies, songs or different associated topics.

Struhar instructed AFP that “we hope you get all you need” while not having to go away Facebook to searching for tales at web sites such as Google News or Yahoo Information.

“We Now Have spent various time talking to the individuals who use News Feed day by day,” Struhar stated. “They Want more possibility and more keep an eye on over tales they’re seeing on their homepages.”

Whereas the amount of content shared at Fb has soared, the time people spend on the social network remains limited, inspiring the power to extra efficiently connect individuals with Information they most care about, consistent with Facebook.

“It Is designed for the way we’re sharing lately and the trends we see going forward,” Zuckerberg stated. “I Do Not foresee Facebook offering its personal content material.”

There Were no plans to alter the selection of ads displayed at the site as a part of the overhaul.

“Back when we began Information Feed, it was once essentially made of text,” Zuckerberg stated. “Now that all of us have cameras in our pockets, in our telephones, the vast majority of this content is images.”

Considering late 2011, the proportion of news Feed posts devoted to sharing web sites has risen to between 25 to 30 p.c, in step with Facebook.

Information Feed will give extra prominence to main tales being shared via pals in the social network, traits at third-party applications similar to Pinterest or Instagram, in addition to weave in important personal bits, corresponding to a cousin with a new job.

“Once I wake up in the morning and see all my pals are sharing the very same Information story or video, I are aware of it need to be something large,” stated Fb director of design Julie Zhuo.

“You get a richer, more effective, more beautiful Information Feed desirous about the things you care about, what your friends are saying, and what’s trending.”

Forrester social analyst Nate Elliott was unimpressed with the overhaul, saying it again keep watch over users once had on the social community Whereas alienating firms which have invested in constructing followings at Facebook pages.

“Marketers have spent billions of bucks in the past two years shopping for pals and ‘likes’ on Facebook and Fb has encouraged them to do that,” Elliott mentioned.

“Slowly however for sure, Fb keeps making these enthusiasts, these ‘likes,’ much less usable for these brands.”

Revamped News Feed will make it easier for Facebook customers to steer clear of posts from model pages people have “liked” but will nonetheless serve up paid ads, in step with Elliott.

“If I Am a model, I Am dissatisfied lately,” the analyst said.

On Account Of inserting commercials in its cellular News Feed, Fb earned more US mobile show income than any other ad publisher final year, according to business tracker eMarketer.

The Menlo Park, California-primarily based firm took 18.Four percent of US mobile show promotion market in 2012, eMarketer estimated.

the united states mobile promoting market greater than doubled to $Four billion closing 12 months and used to be projected by using eMarketer to climb to $7.19 billion this 12 months.

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7 Comments to “Facebook takes on Google News with latest update”

  1. Alina Elliott // April 20, 2013 at 5:21 pm // Reply

    So, when I try to go to smogon.com, this error message pops up on my google chrome.

    Oops! Google Chrome could not connect to http://www.smogon.com
    Try reloading: http://www.­smogon.­com
    Additional suggestions:
    Access a cached copy of http://www.­smogon.­com
    Search on Google:

    The cached copy works, but it takes forever to load, and I can’t go into the forums in a cache copy.

    A similar message appears on Internet Explorer.
    I used to be able to go there normally and without problems. does anyone know what’s wrong?

  2. YouTube redeemed: BYU unblocks video-sharing Web site
    Provo » Value of religious, cultural and scholarly material deemed to outweighs schlock
    http://www.sltrib.com/Utah/ci_12696857
    By Brian Maffly And

    Donald W. Meyers

    The Salt Lake Tribune
    Updated: 06/26/2009 06:31:22 PM MDT

    Brigham Young University administrators on Friday lifted a long-standing block on a popular video-sharing Web site after deciding that YouTube’s rich educational content justified making it available on the campus, owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    Almost since YouTube’s inception in 2005, the university’s Internet network blocked the site, even as it morphed from a quirky cache of video clips to the self-regulated media force it is today.

    The YouTube policy was broadly unpopular among BYU students, although many appreciated the rationale behind it. News of the ban’s lifting hadn’t filtered down to students as of Friday afternoon.

    “This is weird,” said Katherine Gee, a senior majoring in English and theater, after logging into YouTube on her laptop in the campus food court. “I’m used to seeing it say it’s not allowed.”

    While she admitted that YouTube can be a distraction from homework, Gee said it offers a lot of good things as well and said she was excited that BYU had lifted the ban. She had found the ban somewhat ironic since students could still access social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace.

    Dave Kelly, a senior majoring in Chinese, said he used Google Video, which was not blocked, to watch an occasional video on campus. There are benefits to allowing students access to YouTube, not all of them educational, he said. “If you want to take a break from your work, you can.”

    From
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    President Barack Obama’s speeches to the church’s own “Mormon Messages” devotional clips to “Bizkit the Sleep Walking Dog,” the site has become an indispensable repository for video content, uploaded by millions of Web users. Despite the site’s rules against pornographic and violent clips and depictions of illegal acts, some of its content, such as “Boobs: Real vs. Fake,” may run afoul of Mormon sensibilities.

    BYU’s Honor Code requires students and faculty to avoid Internet content that is not “virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy,” material that certainly can be found on YouTube. Yet the site is increasingly a vehicle for quality cultural, religious, scholarly and political material.

    Want to see opera star Angela Gheorghiu sing an aria from Puccini’s “Tosca”? How about Kenneth Branagh performing the “To be or not to be” soliloquy from “Hamlet,” or more likely, the late Michael Jackson’s 1983 “Thriller” video or his sister’s notorious “wardrobe malfunction” at the 2004 Super Bowl? Go to YouTube.

    Now the nation’s most prestigious universities, not to mention the LDS Church itself and Pope Benedict XVI, have launched YouTube channels to brand and promote themselves and their missions. Berkeley, for example, posts entire lectures by distinguished faculty. Does BYU envision following this lead?

    “We wouldn’t rule it out, but I’m not aware of any plans at this time,” said BYU spokeswoman Carri Jenkins.

    In the meantime, the school has launched a new Web site, besafe.byu.edu, to show students how to avoid scams, phishing expeditions, identity thieves and smut while using the Internet.

  3. For whatever reason I can NOT watch videos on certain sites. I’ve tried in two different browsers, Chrome and IE (both 32 and 64 bit versions). With chrome, I just get a black screen. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the latest version of flash several times. I also tried running the application as an administrator which gave me an error message and said I needed to uninstall. I tried deleting my entire browser history which also didn’t work and I disabled the chrome plugin and enabled the downloaded flash player which also didn’t work. I also tried this with both of them enabled and with just the chrome flash plugin enabled. NOTHING WORKED. So I tried to watch the video in IE, and I keep getting a message telling me to install the latest version of flash, which I’ve done! The same thing happened for both versions. I used the manage add-ons in the toolbar to make sure flash was enabled and it just keeps telling me to install the latest version. I’ve heard of issues with Chrome and Flash and also with Flash and Vista, but I’ve tried all the stuff I’ve read and can not seem to find any solution to this problem. I can view videos on youtube fine, but facebook isn’t working and a few of the news sites as well. It’s SO frustrating. Pleeeeease can someone provide any further insight? It would be much much much appreciated!!

  4. xiM Clutch // May 28, 2013 at 12:15 pm // Reply

    For some reason my facebook does not transfer my chat messages to my inbox as most peoples facebooks do. How do i get my facebook to update and make this switch?

  5. Jack Bauer // May 30, 2013 at 4:25 am // Reply

    YouTube redeemed: BYU unblocks video-sharing Web site
    Provo » Value of religious, cultural and scholarly material deemed to outweighs schlock
    http://www.sltrib.com/Utah/ci_12696857
    By Brian Maffly And

    Donald W. Meyers

    The Salt Lake Tribune
    Updated: 06/26/2009 06:31:22 PM MDT

    Brigham Young University administrators on Friday lifted a long-standing block on a popular video-sharing Web site after deciding that YouTube’s rich educational content justified making it available on the campus, owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    Almost since YouTube’s inception in 2005, the university’s Internet network blocked the site, even as it morphed from a quirky cache of video clips to the self-regulated media force it is today.

    The YouTube policy was broadly unpopular among BYU students, although many appreciated the rationale behind it. News of the ban’s lifting hadn’t filtered down to students as of Friday afternoon.

    “This is weird,” said Katherine Gee, a senior majoring in English and theater, after logging into YouTube on her laptop in the campus food court. “I’m used to seeing it say it’s not allowed.”

    While she admitted that YouTube can be a distraction from homework, Gee said it offers a lot of good things as well and said she was excited that BYU had lifted the ban. She had found the ban somewhat ironic since students could still access social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace.

    Dave Kelly, a senior majoring in Chinese, said he used Google Video, which was not blocked, to watch an occasional video on campus. There are benefits to allowing students access to YouTube, not all of them educational, he said. “If you want to take a break from your work, you can.”

    From
    Advertisement
    President Barack Obama’s speeches to the church’s own “Mormon Messages” devotional clips to “Bizkit the Sleep Walking Dog,” the site has become an indispensable repository for video content, uploaded by millions of Web users. Despite the site’s rules against pornographic and violent clips and depictions of illegal acts, some of its content, such as “Boobs: Real vs. Fake,” may run afoul of Mormon sensibilities.

    BYU’s Honor Code requires students and faculty to avoid Internet content that is not “virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy,” material that certainly can be found on YouTube. Yet the site is increasingly a vehicle for quality cultural, religious, scholarly and political material.

    Want to see opera star Angela Gheorghiu sing an aria from Puccini’s “Tosca”? How about Kenneth Branagh performing the “To be or not to be” soliloquy from “Hamlet,” or more likely, the late Michael Jackson’s 1983 “Thriller” video or his sister’s notorious “wardrobe malfunction” at the 2004 Super Bowl? Go to YouTube.

    Now the nation’s most prestigious universities, not to mention the LDS Church itself and Pope Benedict XVI, have launched YouTube channels to brand and promote themselves and their missions. Berkeley, for example, posts entire lectures by distinguished faculty. Does BYU envision following this lead?

    “We wouldn’t rule it out, but I’m not aware of any plans at this time,” said BYU spokeswoman Carri Jenkins.

    In the meantime, the school has launched a new Web site, besafe.byu.edu, to show students how to avoid scams, phishing expeditions, identity thieves and smut while using the Internet.

  6. Matthew David // May 31, 2013 at 6:00 am // Reply

    Compare each new version OS, and I would love personal experiences with all 3 Operating System’s, and opinions on each one. Provide your favorite and why also, if possible. Thanks.

  7. Big Banger // June 7, 2013 at 6:46 am // Reply

    I’m a 21 year old guy who has for the last 7 years has been focussed on my future and building my business etc, I have absolutely no trouble talking to another business person or attending business events and meeting / networking with people…

    I am single and have a lot of trouble getting the nerves to speak to girls, if I do, I sound like a nerd and would start a conversation on stocks, investing or business and completely bore her!! I have been getting some “coaching” from my brother who is in a relationship with a beautiful smart woman who I would love to be in a relationship with!

    I have aspergers syndrome which I only found out a few years back, this means I tend to focus on specific topics such as investing and money and that is ALL. I have therefore annoyed my family with the constant updates.

    I did date a girl once who I asked out on Facebook, she was pretty and smart and my age, she liked me a lot and I really enjoyed my time with her! I regret being fully focussed on my investing, I would carry my iphone around and would get very excited when my stocks moved higher based on my research and she received more updates than a news room… I really regret this, I feel like a complete jerk now and she left me in the end due to not wanting to ruin my strong goal focus as she was not like this.

    anyway, how do I approach girls? I don’t dress in the latest clothes and am very tight with money, I don’t want this to influence my relationship etc, I have been described as dressing like a nerd and saying all the wrong things…

    I don’t know anymore, I need some help guys and girls… I don’t want to creep any more girls out, I want to become Romeo! 🙂

    thanks

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