Fewer Facebook Updates
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Facebook is rolling out an update to show fewer posts with clickbait headlines.In its continued effort to make Facebook an informed community, Facebook is reducing the number of clickbait stories in the News Feed. This includes posts with headlines that withhold or exaggerate information, such as the following:
Simply go to one of their posts and click the down arrow in the top right hand corner. From the menu that appears, select 'Unfollow'; you'll no longer have to see status updates from that particular friend but they'll never know - unless you accidentally let on that you've not seen any of the things they've shared on Facebook...
1. If my friends list is private, does that mean there is no possibility of this appearing on other peoples feeds? (assuming their friends list is also private) 2. Does this notification still exist, I remember it appearing often with older versions of facebook. 3. Is there any way people could be informed of a new friend?
The company announced a slew of new updates aimed at boosting transparency around such ads. The news comes as Facebook faces intense political scrutiny and after Twitter implemented an outright ban on political advertising. Google also limited the extent to which political groups can target users with paid posts.
Starting this summer, Facebook will "add a new control that will allow people to see fewer political and social issue ads on Facebook and Instagram," Rob Leathern, the company's director of product management, said in a blog post.
Between 2013 and 2014, the amount of status updates people posted on Facebook had dropped, according to digital marketing agency Stone Temple. And by February 2015, more than one-quarter of Facebook users were signing in and not doing anything but browsing, according to the GlobalWebIndex.
That machine learning-based algorithm is what's responsible for surfacing content on your News Feed today. Unlike its predecessors, which assigned generic point values to post formats, the current algorithm adapts to individual user preferences. So, for example, if you never, ever, interact with photos in your News Feed, Facebook's algorithm will pick up on that and show you fewer photos over time.
Fewer people seeing your Page's organic posts on Facebook means fewer clicks, comments, and shares. And having fewer of those interactions means fewer conversions, leads, and customers. But this is only the case if your content doesn't attract comments and shares to begin with.
Overall, teens have far fewer followers on Twitter when compared with Facebook friends; the typical (median) teen Facebook user has 300 friends, while the typical (median) teen Twitter user has 79 followers. Girls and older teens tend to have substantially larger Facebook friend networks compared with boys and younger teens.
Beyond general privacy settings, teen Facebook users have the option to place further limits on who can see the information and updates they post. However, few choose to customize in that way: Among teens who have a Facebook account, only 18% say that they limit what certain friends can see on their profile. The vast majority (81%) say that all of their friends see the same thing on their profile.5 This approach also extends to parents; only 5% of teen Facebook users say they limit what their parents can see.
As a way of creating a different sort of privacy, many teen social media users will obscure some of their updates and posts, sharing inside jokes and other coded messages that only certain friends will understand:
In a pattern consistent with past Center studies on social media use, there are some stark age differences. Some 84% of adults ages 18 to 29 say they ever use any social media sites, which is similar to the share of those ages 30 to 49 who say this (81%). By comparison, a somewhat smaller share of those ages 50 to 64 (73%) say they use social media sites, while fewer than half of those 65 and older (45%) report doing this.
YouTube is used daily by 54% if its users, with 36% saying they visit the site several times a day. By comparison, Twitter is used less frequently, with fewer than half of its users (46%) saying they visit the site daily.
This wikiHow teaches you how to see fewer posts on your news feed from a friend or someone you follow. You can unfollow or snooze them temporarily to stop seeing their posts, or you could unfriend them to remove them as a friend completely.
LinkedIn is more text-based than most of the other social networks. This is partly because of its role as a centralized resume. However, you still make status updates on LinkedIn, just like any other social network. And just like the others, short performs best on LinkedIn.
Recent changes to the LinkedIn algorithm have discriminated against status updates that share links. This has encouraged more people to use LinkedIn Publishing to create entire blog posts on the platform.
Many studies have found that a Facebook status that has about 40-80 characters perform best. As a matter of fact, an Express Writers Infographic found that posts that are only about 40 characters (or even fewer) generate 86% more engagement than longer posts.
Hiding someone on your Facebook friends list banishes their posts and updates from the News Feed that displays on your Facebook homepage. If you change your mind later and decide that you want to view updates from your hidden friend, acquaintance or work colleague again, you can unhide the person by changing the News Feed settings on your homepage or your friend's Timeline page. Your News Feed display settings are private and Facebook won't notify your friend when you unhide or hide him.
If you want to find a photo or a video on your timeline, you'll find those options under Filters as well. Searching for photos and videos is similar to the process mentioned above. However, these two options have fewer filters than Posts, modified according to the content type requirements. Here, you might also want to check out how to download Facebook photos and videos.
People on slower connections will see fewer bandwidth-hogging videos and more text and photo updates. They will also able to read the story they are looking at while the rest of the News Feed is loading in the background, but in a way that prioritizes the content currently in view. Facebook has now been displaying photos in progressive JPEG format, meaning that it can display lower-quality versions of images while they are loading.
Comparing post-intervention to baseline, Cgoal and Cno-feed were associated with some persisting effects, with participants in Cgoal engaging in fewer daily visits and some feeling that the intervention helped build a habit of more intentional use, and participants in Cno-feed engaging in less passive newsfeed browsing.
This year, there are fewer "catch up" features to add, so Apple watchers expect more modest improvements. Some speculate that Facebook could become more tightly integrated, in much the same way that Apple baked Twitter functions into its software last year. That could make it easier to post Facebook status updates from within Apple's apps.
On the Mac software side, there are fewer unknowns. Apple already demonstrated most of the features of OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" in February and said it will go on sale late this summer. Developers are already able to download a version of the software. It narrows the gap between the PC and phone software packages, making Mac personal computers work more like iPhones.
For too long, treatment for advanced non-small cell lung cancer was brutally simple: platinum chemotherapy and a trip to the attorney to get one's affairs in order. Fortunately for patients, it's not quite so straightforward anymore. Effective targeted molecular therapies for non-small cell lung cancer are now available, often taken orally with fewer side effects than traditional cytotoxic chemotherapy. The new treatments are in no way cures, but they can prolong survival and improve quality of life with advanced (stage IIIB and IV) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Only a minority of non-small cell lung cancers express mutations that make them vulnerable to the best targeted chemotherapy drugs. As additional drugs are developed targeting the known mutations, that proportion is growing -- along with the costs of treating advanced non-small cell lung cancer.
Immunotherapy is also emerging as a powerful tool in some advanced NSCLC. About a quarter of patients with NSCLC have tumors that express high levels of programmed death ligand (PD-L1). This mutation makes them vulnerable to pembrolizumab (Keytruda), a humanized monoclonal antibody against PD-1. In a large randomized trial in patients with advanced NSCLC who had PD-L1 expressed on at least half of tumor cells, pembrolizumab was associated with longer survival and fewer serious side effects than traditional platinum-based chemotherapy. Bevacizumab (Avastin) is a recombinant humanized monoclonal antibody that binds vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and prevents its stimulation of blood vessels in the tumor. Bevacizumab improves survival from advanced adenocarcinoma and other nonsquamous NSCLC. 2b1af7f3a8