"The Problem With Facebook"

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Het zal veel gebruikers van Facebook al zijn opgevallen dat niet alles wat je vrienden posten altijd duidelijk te zien is in je timeline, of dat sommige berichten wel erg vaak bovenaan verschijnen. Dit geldt ook voor berichten van pagina's die jij een "like" hebt gegeven.

2Veritasium heeft een duidelijke video gemaakt waarin ze de consequenties van het veranderde beleid van Facebook laten zien. Over dit beleid zei Facebook in december het volgende: "People use Facebook to share and connect, including staying current on the latest news, whether it's about their favorite celebrity or what's happening in the world. We've noticed that people enjoy seeing articles on Facebook, and so we're now paying closer attention to what makes for high quality content, and how often articles are clicked on from News Feed on mobile. What this means is that you may start to notice links to articles a little more often (particularly on mobile).

Why are we doing this? Our surveys show that on average people prefer links to high quality articles about current events, their favorite sports team or shared interests, to the latest meme. 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 when people click on those stories on mobile. 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."

En over de manier waarop ze postings van je "vrienden" behandelen: "While trying to show more articles people want to read, we also don't want people to miss the conversations among their friends. So we're updating bumping to highlight stories with new comments. After people read a story, they are unlikely to go back and find that story again to see what their friends were saying about it, and it wouldn't bump up in News Feed. With this update stories will occasionally resurface that have new comments from friends."

En dat is volgens 2Veritasium nu precies "The Problem With Facebook". Hoe ervaar jij dit?

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