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Facebook Users Get More Control Over What They See

With new tools, you can pick the posts that show up first

(Newser) - Facebook is tweaking the news feed function to help people see posts they actually want to see. With the new controls, people can choose up to 30 accounts whose posts will show up first. "In essence, you get to reprogram the algorithm," explains the New York Times . For... More »

Facebook Wants to Rid Your News Feed of Clickbait

Social network found 80% of users are sick of it

(Newser) - Tired of "clickbait" headlines showing up in your Facebook news feed? Good news: The social network announced in a blog post yesterday it's trying to limit links like that. According to Facebook, clickbait is "when a publisher posts a link with a headline that encourages people to... More »

Coming Soon to Your News Feed: Ads

But tech writers don't think you'll mind too much

(Newser) - Ads are coming to your Facebook News Feed next month, but tech writers don’t expect a major backlash from users of the social networking site. Sponsored Stories, the social ads that are currently restricted to the right-hand side of the page, will start appearing in your news feed at... More »

Facebook Adds News Feed Filters

Users gain control over types of updates to view

(Newser) - Facebook is rolling out a revamped News Feed, featuring a drop-down menu that lets users isolate what kind of news they want to get. They can, for example, choose to see only friends’ latest photos, only status updates, or only updates from Pages (rather than friends). They can also opt... More »

Facebook-Style 'News Feed' Coming to Gmail

Google attempts to make email service more social

(Newser) - Google is planning a new social networking feature for Gmail that allows users to see a feed of status updates and other information from their friends. The feature, which could be rolled out this week, will add a window to Gmail that displays a rolling count of the away messages... More »

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