Facebook Update Will Judge Your News Feed Based on Time Spent on it
Facebook has announced a new update for its social network that will change the way the News Feed works.
According to the announcement, the News Feed algorithm is being changed in such a way that it will take into account how much time a user spends on a specific piece of news story.
Facebook suggests that based on survey, they derived that just because a certain individual doesn’t comment, like, or share a specific new story doesn’t exactly mean they are not interested in them, which is why it is important to come up with a system that would calculate the importance of certain news type based on how much time was given to the piece.
Of course, there are certain flaws to this system, which is why Facebook insured users that factors such as slow internet connections will be taken into account, and adjustments will be made accordingly.
“If people spend significantly more time on a particular story in News Feed than the majority of other stories they look at, this is a good sign that content was relevant to them.”
This suggests that the algorithm will be more relative, which will negate possible issues such as spending extra time due to poor internet connection.
The update is being rolled out as of now, and will continue over the coming weeks. Currently, Facebook says that it doesn’t expect Pages to see significant changes in distribution as a result of this update.