Facebook’s update was reportedly made to address some of the poor internet connections on several areas around the globe. In India, Brazil and Mexico, the update has isolated the posts which take several minutes longer to load and those that are fast even with an average connection.
The social media king has revealed that the news feed was updated so other countries would enjoy it without harming the loading time on several posts.
According to Reuters’ post, as reported by Yasmeen Abutaleb, “The Facebook app is able to select articles, pictures and videos to load based on the strength of users’ connections. If they have weak connectivity, News Feed will select content that is easier and faster to load, such as text articles or posts.
Facebook employees in India reported slow connectivities that often made the app frustrating to use, said Tom Alison, Facebook’s director of engineering. The company then sent a team to India, dedicated to delivering a faster News Feed experience in areas with weak connections.”
The report stated that the content in the news feed would be impossible to load if the internet connection is already slow, consequently loading several videos at the same time.
Dividing the megabites to different Facebook posts would be beneficial especially when the worst times of loading comes.
Furthermore, people in the Philippines, where the internet service providers charge expensively, and worse, the internet is undeniably slow, could still enjoy the update without getting relative loading time delays, as per the usual.
Facebook updated its news feed for a better and absolutely convenient platform for businesses worldwide. In lieu to the king of social media growth of 25 percent in February 2015, a very unbelievable milestone for the company, Facebook is now aiming for a larger business-based platform for everybody.
The social media platform unveiled that they are creating this whole new innovation for the betterment of everyone, knowing that they have already less 100 million active users globally. “The goal of News Feed is to show you the stories that matter most to you,” the social media giant states, extending the update to all Android, iOS and even desktop users. “To do this, we use ranking to order stories based on how interesting we believe they are to you: specifically, whom you tend to interact with, and what kinds of content you tend to like and comment on.”
Facebook can now analyze the user’s posts, likes and comments. With this, the algorithm is now adjusted based on whom and which the user is interested in to. According to a report, “Facebook analyzes those patterns, preferences, and behaviors to show you more of what it thinks you’ll like—including particular advertisements.”
Moreover, Facebook is now adding features on its personalization menu. Users can now alter and adjust those posts that they are interested in. An example would be, having a specific user’s posts be on top of all the others. It is like an important person you would wish to check out – something like pinning the person’s latest posts on the active user’s news feed.
Wired reports, “Take the “find new pages” feature. It makes it super easy for you to discover and connect to the artists, news outlets, and businesses you like. Of course, the options you’re given are based on the pages you’ve previously liked to increase your [chances] of liking more pages—and give Facebook that much more insight into your predilections, taste, and interests.”
Previously, Facebook has already changed the feature where people can only hide some users from showing up his/her posts on the user’s news feed. But now, it is a way different game. The user can now unfollow persons or pages that he/she does not want to see. This feature is different from unfriending as it discreetly hides the person’s or page’s posts. Win for all!
Here, Facebook teaches users on how to follow those user’s that people may have unfollowed previously:
You can reconnect with a person, Page or group that you unfollowed by following them again.
Only you will see the change. The person, Page or group won’t be notified that you followed them again.
How to Follow
To follow a person, Page or group from your News Feed preferences:
- Click Reconnect with people you unfollowed
- Select a person, Page or group
To follow a Page or group directly:
- Click Liked (on a Page) or Joined (in a group) near their cover photo
- Select Follow
To follow a person directly, click Follow near their cover photo.
Did you know that Facebook, the social media king, is now updating their newsfeed with a 360-feature virtual reality video. Facebook has gone so far in terms of business marketing and now that the platform has created more ways in order for businesses to grow by the use of social media newsfeed and that those active users may see them on their feed, right after they log in, is such a vital and influential factor for several investors.
The announcement was made by Chris Cox, and it goes:
“Today we’re launching 360 video on Facebook. Starting very soon, anyone will be able to upload 360 video, and if you’re on a desktop or Android (or an iPhone in the coming months), you can pan around the video while it’s playing in your News Feed. On the phone especially, slowly turning around and tilting your device up and down to watch a scene as it’s playing is a really cool experience that takes you somewhere else.
It’s the kind of thing that you run over to show someone else the moment you first see it. To showcase the technology, Disney is releasing a brand new, exclusive 360 experience for the upcoming Star Wars film today on Facebook, which will allow viewers to explore the planet Jakku while traveling on Rey’s speeder. I’m embarrassed to say I don’t know what that means, but we are honored to have such a legendary launch partner.
A bunch of great partners have come up with really interesting takes on what can be done with 360 that are also launching today — shark diving with the Discovery Channel, on the set of the 40th anniversary of SNL, on-the-ground reporting in Afghanistan from VICE, motocross riding in the Idaho desert with with GoPro, LeBron James taking you inside his training routine.
It’s an open-ended format, so we’re really excited to see what creators around the world come up with as they get their hands on it. “
The feature is available for both desktop and Android users. However, some Apple fans may not be delighted because of this feature because it’s still unavailable for iOS users. But it’s rest assured that Facebook is trying to work things out on both desktop and Android users before hitting on a large group of eye-witnesses, the Apple users.
Here are the three most followed people and groups on Facebook that are obviously bringing the game to rife. The way these groups built excitement throughout the social media network has given the mass an idea of what to come soon.
Speed across the Jakku desert from Star Wars: The Force Awakens with this immersive 360 experience created exclusively for Facebook.
Posted by Star Wars on Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Check out freeride legend Ronnie Renner FMX carving up the dunes in Idaho with full 360 view. For the most immersive experience, click and drag the camera.
Posted by GoPro on Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Striving For Greatness: An UNINTERRUPTED Original was born with God given talent, but I PROMISE you that when the bright lights go down I am grinding it out and working my tail off to get better. I will never cheat this game… Catch the full series on UNINTERRUPTED #StriveForGreatness #UNINTERRUPTED #IPROMISE
Posted by LeBron James on Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Facebook recently had bug issues where users could not access their accounts. Some users received a ‘Service Unavailable’ response from their browsers. These glitches happen in rare cases, especially when congestion in the social media platform happens.
Meantime, we will be discussing out Facebook statuses are getting really annoying as time passes by. There are so many users who post irrelevant and disgusting posts. Disclaimer: You may shoot your friend after you read the article.
- Those prayer and faith statuses
Like really? Are you trying to convey religious beliefs or are you just trying to get the attention of people? Those statuses, some have images on in, telling people to either Like or comment “Amen.” To be honest, this is a good gesture of faith. However, considering that many people are just trying to get tons of likes and have their status on top of everybody’s newsfeed, we don’t think that’s a good idea.
- Like this to get floodlikes
Oh my goodness! Apparently, there are so many skeptics out there trying to overload their Facebook with people they don’t really know personally. Good thing Facebook has controlled people who sends spam of friend requests that eventually result to more likes.
- Comment and I’ll send you a message
To those people trying to grab the eyes of robbers, this is so perfect for you. Facebook has this feature wherein people can be tracked by the use of Location settings. In this feature, people can be tracked on where they are currently, and where they may be going. If people become too careless of this, many would be dead by the time comes.
- Like so I know you’re still active or I’ll unfriend you
Even Taylor Swift could not handle the fact that she’s the most followed person on Instagram. So why are you trying to impress people by knowing that you lots of friends? Really, it doesn’t sound good.
- I am pregnant prank
It may either be real or not, but honestly you’re just trying to win the heart of your ex. When love tries to search for affection, it’s really going to do everything – without minding the fact that you are acting weird on Facebook, where nobody really cares if you’re carrying a baby or just trying to pose for men.
- Will be on social media break
Is this a joke? People tend to post these on the platform more often nowadays. With all due respect, people still has feelings that they want to share and that they may be leaving because they care for themselves, but really, it’s quite distracting.
- The politics post
Everybody knows that Clinton and Trump are going head to head on the 2016 Presidential Elections. So don’t be a Cleopatra and try to dominate your friends with your political views.
Facebook has recently discussed their plans of renovating the platform. In July, the social media company opened a forum regarding the changes in both iOS and Android FB apps soon to be unveiled. On the second week of September, Facebook has finally introduced the new News Feed.
On the newly updated News Feed, Facebook has diminished most of the spams such as memes and silly videos uploaded on the app. So far, the application has been working well in terms of optimal performance.
Furthermore, Facebook has updated the settings wherein the user can now change customize who are their priority users to check on their news feed, to reach out those who have been unfollowed and check on more pages that are, on record, would be interesting depending on the user’s interests. Basically, Facebook has made innovations on reading their users’ interests.
Meantime, this is also a great news to those who are working on the social media for a living. Business marketers, who eventually have their company pages, shall love the new shopping page feature which was first available in July. Just like the usual Amazon and eBay features, Facebook will now be having the ‘Shop’ button where users and look for their needs and a guaranteed delivery door-to-door, depending on the transaction and terms of the company, is likely. There are brochures and promotional products available on the said feature. It’s eventually like a whole new platform of online shopping – but on the social media king!
Such feature is confirmed by Recode, from the statement of Shomair, as reported on Buzzfeed. Moreover, the platform will be featuring a better and more efficient call-to-action at the top of every shopping page. Such call-to-action bars will be helpful in creating a faster and easier access to the seller, to a customer care chatbox or to the hotline.
There are millions of active users on Facebook, and every day there are people who creates and goes out to reconnect with people. Having this said, it is inevitable to have the company rising as one of Amazon-like or eBay-like online shopping platforms.
The social media king, Facebook, has unveiled a new feature that allows users to check on several pages of uploads – such as videos, photos and statuses. There are millions of recorded uploads per day, considering Facebook’s abundant population of active users, so their way of innovating the algorithm so that more and more people can be reconnected – depending on the settings, of course.
Facebook has had several new feature releases from the CTAs (call-to-actions), business and promo videos, shopping pages and etc. recently. Now, they have made an advertisement that leads to a landing page where users can check on the page’s posts. It is like the latest feature that Apple has launched for their iPhone 6S – but only on a Facebook format.
The new ads are now better than what they have released previously. According to Recode, “This look isn’t entirely new. Facebook showed off something very similar to advertisers at Cannes Lions back in June, but said the ad was a just a mockup. It’s easy to see why Facebook is headed in this direction.”
“For starters, the ad looks much better than a traditional sponsored post within News Feed; Facebook is working with publishers and brands to generate more high-quality content, and ad material is no exception. Plus, it’s likely that the company can charge marketers more for an ad that includes multiple photos and videos (not to mention a full-screen takeover),” the site says.
This new way of resorting new business posts and to uplift Facebook business ventures shall attract more marketers to build their companies on the application. This will eventually grow the ad revenues and possibilities for Facebook users to connect with the business sites they haven’t been to usually.
Some products that aren’t capable to reaching millions of people in a single week can now feel free to model on a single ad and have its name grow continuously. This section wherein Facebook allows their marketers to promote and sustain their business is what sets Facebook from their social media competitors.
Yes, just like Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, Facebook also involves business and there’s no other social media platform that can reach millions of people on a single posting like it.
The said social media company has updated their terms on who to promote, show longer, and charge less and more. Meaning to say, the large investors or companies have less chances of getting the high spots on the news feed due to the fair terms and conditions for the far smaller companies.
Facebook has gone way far on exposing people’s ideals and interests. The power of posting updates of a person’s daily life to criticizing others’ posts led to the discovery of a new online app to reveal ones’ personality.
A very powerful tool to introduce to the public, the Apply Special Sauce, details a user’s way of thinking through the recorded likes he has done on his/her feed. It is like an EQ Test but replacing the actual test questions.
Michal Kosinki, an assistant professor in organizational behaviour at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, developed an app that could analyse a person based on the ‘likes’. His motive is to let the users check on how distinctive their social media actions can be. For instance, the tool could determine ones’ psychological gender, sexual orientation, personality (i.e. Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism), intelligence, life satisfaction, political orientation, religious orientation, education and civil status.
These psychometric tests tend to revolutionize how Facebook could become a person’s living storybook, where he/she is the main character of a chaotic yet satisfying world of ventures.
I, myself, had a try and I was surprised seeing accurate results. It is safe to say that the level of how these personality, satisfaction and psychometric tests are carefully interpreted in the way the takers could understand and accept fully.
How to Take the Test?
First is you have to go to University of Cambridge The Psychometrics Centre’s AMS official website and click “Predict My Profile.” The description, as displayed on the site, says:
“Click on Predict My Profile to receive an instant prediction of your psycho-demographic profile based on your Facebook Likes. Our models were built using actual psychological data and social media profiles from over 6 million people, allowing us to accurately predict a range of traits without asking you any questions. We share anonymised samples of this data with academics in order to support high-quality research into online behaviour, resulting in over 40 journal publications since 2011.”
There, you will be transferred to a follow-up site where you have to log in to submit your Facebook Likes so they may view the API output. According to the side, “This is a prediction of your psycho-demographic profile based on your Facebook Likes. It uses a snapshot of your digital footprint to visualise how others perceive you online and therefore may not be an entirely accurate picture of who you really are.”
Facebook Hacking: A Crisis inside Social Media Details
Many of the Facebook users nowadays tend to set their posts to public viewing – meaning, everyone can see it without any security. The fact that these some details are visible to strangers who might review the user’s file could not just destroy personal accounts, but to also end lives.
Reza Moaiandin, a software engineer, has acquired details, photos, locations and even mobile numbers of strangers with the use of algorithms and search engines. By the use of inserting mobile numbers on the search bar, a person could possibly be found together with the pieces of information available for public viewing.
“A few months ago, I discovered a security loophole in Facebook that allows hackers to decrypt and sniff out Facebook user IDs using one of Facebook’s APIs in bulk – therefore allowing them to gather millions of users’ personal data (name, telephone number, location, images, and more). This post is an attempt to catch Facebook’s attention to get this issue fixed.
Through this, a hacker can then communicate with Facebook’s GraphQL to get as many details as possible, by passing the hashed ID.
By using a script, an entire country’s (I tested with the US, the UK and Canada) possible number combinations can be run through these URLs, and if a number is associated with a Facebook account, it can then be associated with a name and further details (images, and so on),” according to Salt Agency blog post; citing source.