Facebook says it will surface posts from friends more
prominently in the News Feed than those from brands and
The change was desirous by Facebook CEO Mark
Zuckerberg’s having children.
“It’s critical to me that when Max and Aug grow up
that they feel like what their father built was good for the
Zuckerberg told The New York Times.
The biggest change in years to Facebook’s categorical interface — its
News Feed — is a approach outcome of the social network’s CEO’s
having kids and rethinking what he wants his bequest to be.
“It’s critical to me that when Max and Aug grow up that they
feel like what their father built was good for the world,” Mark
told The New York Times in an talk published Thursday.
Facebook’s 2 billion users, as of Thursday, will now see status
updates from friends and family some-more frequently than posts from
news organizations or brands. In short: some-more pet/baby/food photos
and birthday messages, fewer links to your favorite news site
Zuckerberg pronounced the change was a approach thoughtfulness of his being a
father, adding that he was peaceful to accept short-term losses
Facebook may face as a result.
On Friday morning,
Facebook’s batch was holding heat:
Zuckerberg also pronounced the News Feed change was dictated to “make
certain that the products are not just fun, but are good for
But by de-emphasizing calm from brands and links to
publications, Facebook is likely to turn reduction profitable to them,
so abating its intensity — or at slightest perceived
intensity — to make money.
Meanwhile, investors and advertisers are likely to be worried by
a line in Zuckerberg’s Facebook
post announcing the changes.
“By making these changes, we design the time people spend on
Facebook and some measures of rendezvous will go down,”
Zuckerberg wrote. “But we also design the time you do spend on
Facebook will be some-more valuable.”
Zuckerberg, however, sees the change as a readjustment toward
what Facebook was dictated to do all along: bond people.
“What are we really here to do?” he told The Times. “If what
we’re here to do is help people build relationships, then we need