Teach your feed
Did you know you can actually teach your Facebook news feed to see what you want to see?
Facebook has this great algorithm where it logs how you have interacted with certain pages and posts and can make your news feed show you all the stories you want to see. For instance, if you like a lot of your friends posts of her new baby, then any of your friends with new babies will show up more in your news feed. If you like “good news” stories and tend to share those more then you will see less of the “bad news” stories. There has even been rumor that Facebook was working on adjusting their algorithm to judge how long you linger on a post versus other posts to add that to their calculation. The issue with that at the time I read about it was different connection speeds wouldn’t allow Facebook to know when you were on slower internet or actually lingering on a post. Hopeful to see an update on this soon!
One comment I hear frequently from people is that they are tired of seeing “so much crap” on their news feed. There is a great, simple way to edit this. If you aren’t seeing the items you want to see, start visiting the pages of those that supply the information you want to see. Or you can click on the downward triangle on the top right of your page and click “News Feed Preferences” and manage your preferences from there.
Teaching your feed can save you time and energy. Take a few moments for one week and teach Facebook to show you what you want to see!