Facebook has been changing the newsfeed a lot the last couple of months as it tries to give its users the best experience possible. We have documented these changes and the most recent one has to do limiting the number of clickbait articles that are shared on the newsfeed. The company implemented these changes recently so it may take some time before we can see any changes.
Facebook isn’t done with the changes just yet and it has announced that it is adjusting the newsfeed again and this time its aim is to make sure you see relevant and informative stories. If you spend a significant time on Facebook, you have to agree with me that sometimes it can be filled with stories that you just don’t care about.
Facebook recently conducted the Feed Quality Program survey and is using the feedback it got from this to make sure the stories you get on your newsfeed are relevant to you. Facebook conducts such surveys regularly and you may have even participated in one.
In a statement, Facebook said, “People from our Feed Quality Program look at each story in their feed and rank it on a scale of one to five — one being ‘really not informative’ and five being ‘really informative.’ Generally, we’ve found people find stories informative if they are related to their interests, if they engage people in broader discussions and if they contain news about the world around them. he stories people rate as informative and really informative help create a new prediction about how informative we think you’ll find each story.”
Facebook is using the feedback to make sure the information you see on your newsfeed is something you might be interested in. This means that you will interact more with stories shared on your newsfeed. The more you engage with the stories shared on your newsfeed, the more time you spend on the site and this is good news for Facebook.