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Facebook Wants To Banish Low-Quality Photos Like LOLCats From Your News Feed
Business Insider ^ | DEC. 2, 2013 | JILLIAN D'ONFRO

Posted on 05/03/2014 2:50:32 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican

Facebook just announced a dramatic update to the way that it ranks its News Feed content that will have users seeing more news articles and fewer cute meme photos, like LOLCats. The company cites an internal survey that apparently showed that people prefer clicking links to high quality articles (about current events, sports, whatever) over the latest memes.

"Starting soon, we’ll be doing a better job of distinguishing between a high quality article on a website versus a meme photo hosted somewhere other than Facebook," the blog post reads. "This means that high quality articles you or others read may show up a bit more prominently in your News Feed, and meme photos may show up a bit less prominently."

It's not clear how facebook is going to make its "quality" judgment. But it appears that you'll be seeing a lot less of LOLCats, Good Guy Greg and 9Gag.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: facebookisthedevil

1 posted on 05/03/2014 2:50:32 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Maybe they will have links on how not to be so stupid as to have yourself on Facebook.


2 posted on 05/03/2014 2:53:22 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Facebook hates cats?


3 posted on 05/03/2014 2:54:51 PM PDT by csvset
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To: MinorityRepublican
Cat haters


4 posted on 05/03/2014 2:56:39 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Sometimes those low-brow pictures can be fun to look at.


5 posted on 05/03/2014 2:56:47 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I’d rather see Grumpy cat memes as opposed to glowing articles about Obama.


6 posted on 05/03/2014 2:56:58 PM PDT by chae (The Lannisters send their regards--Game of Thrones)
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To: MinorityRepublican

7 posted on 05/03/2014 2:57:27 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: MinorityRepublican
I banished Facebook as low quality.
8 posted on 05/03/2014 3:00:56 PM PDT by real saxophonist (Disharmonious & Unmutual)
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To: real saxophonist
If you owe anybody or anything money...get off Facebook.
9 posted on 05/03/2014 3:06:41 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: MinorityRepublican

Who goes to FB for news ?
they know what’s best for us...


10 posted on 05/03/2014 3:07:56 PM PDT by BuddaBudd (F U B O)
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To: MinorityRepublican

What do they mean by high quality articles? I like the cute pics more.


11 posted on 05/03/2014 3:13:00 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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12 posted on 05/03/2014 3:21:51 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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13 posted on 05/03/2014 3:27:36 PM PDT by mikrofon (Forget FB .... Support FR ;)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Now that we’ve reeled you in with the cute kitties, you’re OURS.


14 posted on 05/03/2014 3:45:44 PM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

“Facebook” and “high quality” don’t belong in the same statement.


15 posted on 05/03/2014 3:51:41 PM PDT by Flame Retardant (Ronald Reagan: If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism)
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To: csvset

Screw Facebook then...i hate Facebook...and their 20,000 gender classifications.


16 posted on 05/03/2014 4:37:23 PM PDT by pallmallman (Q)
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To: darkwing104

Fuck cat haters...sorry, excuse ny French, but that’s what I think about them.


17 posted on 05/03/2014 4:38:11 PM PDT by pallmallman (Q)
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and their 20,000 gender classifications.

The LGBTQRSMNOP Community.

18 posted on 05/03/2014 4:42:14 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: MinorityRepublican

What the hell is a “Facebook”?


19 posted on 05/03/2014 6:29:44 PM PDT by Snake Skin Sonny
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

> The company cites an internal survey that apparently showed that people prefer clicking links to high quality articles (about current events, sports, whatever) over the latest memes.

I’m willing to go right out on a limb and declare that FB NEVER ASKED ANYONE what they’d prefer, NEVER HAS, and NEVER WILL. I hate the push content on that site, in particular that new “Trending” crap.

If they gave a d### about the users of FB, they’d give us a n ACTUAL preferences screen for what we want to and don’t want to see, and how we want to see it.

More garbage-mouth lies from FB. Thanks MinorityRepublican.


20 posted on 05/03/2014 10:10:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Witht he constant worsenign the Newsfeed, the replacement of the good serach feature with a non-functioning one, an Android app with a retarded ui,
and the extortion racket they run with group events, I don’t use Facebook half as much as I used to. Google Plus is far superior.


21 posted on 05/03/2014 10:15:49 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: MinorityRepublican

Sure guys, take away about the only remaining reason to go to facebook, which is to read and post meme .jpgs, especially the conservative ones knocking Obama.

Do they realize nobody clicks on them because there’s no point, the whole thing is right there to read with no reason to further investigate?

This is about them getting paid for clicks and nothing. Which is fine, but no one’s gonna play ball with them.


22 posted on 05/04/2014 9:50:02 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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