One of the great mysteries of social media was revealed last Friday:
The factors that determine what items appear in a Facebook user’s News Feed.
During a press event last week, Facebook News Feed Product Manager Will
Cathcart explained these factors to a roomful of reporters.
TechCrunch’s Josh Constine was there to document the action and listed the four items:
“If you interacted with an author’s posts before: If you ‘like’ every post by a page that Facebook shows you, it will show you more from that page.
“Other people’s reactions to a specific post: If everyone else on Facebook shown a post ignores it or complains, it’s less likely to show you that post.
“Your interaction with posts of the same type in the past: If you always ‘like’ photos, there’s a better chance you’ll see a photo posted by a page.
“If that specific post has received complaints by other users
who have seen it, or the page who posted it has received lots complaints
in the past, you’ll be less likely to see that post. This factor became a lot more prevalent starting in September 2012.”
Read more about it here: 4FactorsNewsFeed
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