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Here's How Programmatic Ads Are Reshaping Media

Beverly Macy | Posted 07.08.2015 | Business
Beverly Macy

Is this creepy or helpful? You check out a pair of shoes online, and suddenly - there they are in your Facebook news feed. That's programmatic marketing. Or, you're a mom and you bought a new stroller at Babies 'R Us and now you see an ad for birth announcements from a company like Shutterfly.

Facebook Is Experimenting With How You Read The News

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 07.01.2015 | Technology

If you’re a politics wonk sick of reading about the NBA, or a sports fan sick of reading about Congress, Facebook is here to help out. The social...

Facebook Is Watching You, Even When You're Not Clicking On Stuff

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 06.16.2015 | Technology

Yeah, it sees you looking at this, too.

Facebook Trounces TV In Delivering Political News To Millennials

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 06.01.2015 | Technology

Television is sooooooo 1999.

Why You Shouldn't Believe My Instagram Feed

Terri Trespicio | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Terri Trespicio

It's not that I purposely mislead or lie. The stuff that I post is true. Things are going well! But there seems to be this outsized idea of what I'm doing compared to what I really am. To what anyone really is.

Facebook Said Its Algorithms Do Help Form Echo Chambers. And the Tech Press Missed It.

Zeynep Tufekci | Posted 05.11.2015 | World
Zeynep Tufekci

So, can you stop worrying about the role of algorithms and personalization in creating echo chambers online? The shortest version is this: Absolutely not.

Big Changes Are Coming To Facebook. Here's What We Know So Far

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 03.26.2015 | Technology

Get ready for a slightly new look, 360-degree video and more.

Why Do Some of Your Friends Get More Likes Than Others?

Simone Collins | Posted 05.04.2015 | Technology
Simone Collins

Some of us run small-scale tests and develop theories as to what can garner the most interaction. Others convince themselves to rise above it and attempt to ignore the addictive validation people bestow onto the content they share.

The Downside of Our Highlight Reel

Lindsay Henry | Posted 03.02.2015 | Women
Lindsay Henry

These photos we share on social media are a string of moments we choose to capture because we are happy. We take photos of the good times. We want to capture so we can remember. It makes sense.

How To Use Facebook To Make Yourself Happy

The Huffington Post | Kerry Flynn | Posted 11.12.2014 | Technology

Using Facebook has been linked to depression, increased loneliness and low self-esteem. For many of its users, the social media site is a meaningless ...

Facebook Is Giving You More Control Over Your News Feed

The Huffington Post | Kerry Flynn | Posted 11.10.2014 | Technology

Facebook on Friday unveiled new tools to help users control and understand their News Feed. The switch is part of an effort by Facebook to give its...

Facebook Is Going To Fix That Thing You've Been Complaining About

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 09.18.2014 | Technology

Your Facebook News Feed has been filled with old irrelevant posts instead of new ones. You complained. Facebook listened. Facebook is going to try...

Victory! Facebook Is Finally Cracking Down On Click-Bait

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Technology

Facebook is officially cracking down on click-bait. In a blog post published Monday, research scientist Khalid El-Arini and product specialist Joy...

Please Manipulate Me

Marty Kaplan | Posted 09.13.2014 | Media
Marty Kaplan

If you're online, if you use a smartphone, you're an experimental subject in proprietary research studies of how best to target, engage and monetize you.

Your Facebook Experience Was Never Emotionally Neutral

Jenny Davis | Posted 09.01.2014 | Technology
Jenny Davis

The data scientists at Facebook set out to learn if text-based, nonverbal/non-face-to-face interactions had similar effects. They asked: Do emotions remain contagious within digitally mediated settings?

Why Facebook Is Having A 'Goodfellas' Moment

Posted 05.05.2014 | Business

By Sam Slaughter, Contently This post first appeared in Adweek. So brands, it turns out, are not people after all — at least on Facebook. ...

Your Facebook News Feed Is About To Get A Lot Less Annoying

The Huffington Post | Taylor Casti | Posted 04.11.2014 | Technology

Your News Feed is getting a major overhaul, according to a post on the Facebook Newsroom blog Thursday. The company announced several improvements to ...

Facebook Chooses Profits Over Not-For-Profits

Daniel P. Malito | Posted 06.08.2014 | Technology
Daniel P. Malito

Recently, Facebook decided to change the way they populate user's newsfeeds. Many of you have probably noticed items in your feed that you haven't su...

Facebook Redesigns News Feed (Don't Freak Out)

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 03.06.2014 | Technology

Facebook announced Tuesday that it's changing the News Feed. But before you freak out, know that the update seems so far to be nothing major. Here'...

How to Boost Your IQ Using Your Facebook News Feed

Lauren Cahn | Posted 04.20.2014 | Technology
Lauren Cahn

Some people think of Facebook as a time-suck. I am not one of those people. I use Facebook to make myself smarter. I think of it as my own personal "L...

The 5 Most Annoying Facebook Braggarts

John Carroll | Posted 11.19.2013 | Gay Voices
John Carroll

Listed are merely a few of the categories of Facebook braggart. If you know any of the following culprits, please use caution when dealing with them, as they tend to be highly into themselves and may not notice when you are choking, drowning or in need of immediate medical attention.

Timothy Stenovec

Your News Feed Is About To Change | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 08.07.2013 | Technology

The next time you log in to Facebook, you may notice slight changes to your news feed. The world's largest social network announced on Tuesday that...

Why Facebook's Front Page Redesign Improves The Social Network

Craig Kanalley | Posted 05.10.2013 | Technology
Craig Kanalley

After nearly three days using Facebook's new News Feed, I've made my conclusion. I like it. Facebook just got a lot more addicting. And more useful.

Facebook's Going Back In Time

Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.07.2013 | Technology
Bianca Bosker

For five years, News Feed has folded disparate types of information into a single place, so that a best friend's photos get little more consideration than a news site's latest links. But on Thursday, Facebook made a move to bring back some of the purity of News Feed.

Facebook's News Feed Is Set For Another Revamp Today

AP | By BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 05.07.2013 | Technology

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook has redesigned the main attraction of its social network to address complaints that its website has turned into a...