On Thursday, Facebook announced sweeping changes to the way it plans to manage the newsfeed, the front door to the service for its 2 billion monthly users.
Under the new regime, Facebook says users will see more content from friends and family, and less from brands and publishers. The new algorithm also will favor content that draws a lot of comments over posts that are popular, but don’t elicit comments.
Fred Vogelstein sat down with Adam Mosseri, Facebook’s vice-president in charge of newsfeed, to discuss the changes and why Facebook thinks they are necessary.
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