•   
  •   

Tech & Science Facebook pushes for more personal updates with launch of new Lists feature

19:50  13 february  2018
19:50  13 february  2018 Source:   techcrunch.com

Rock band Horslips are feuding with 'saddo' Irexiteers over the use of their classic song

  Rock band Horslips are feuding with 'saddo' Irexiteers over the use of their classic song Dearg Doom was played at last weekend’s Irexit conference.Horslips published a post on their Facebook page earlier today in which they made clear they were not happy that the song was used at the conference.

This is the first major update to the entry field since the launch of colored backgrounds just over a year ago, and also serves as a way to The goal with features like these is to push users to post more personal updates – like stories about their lives, what they’re up to, and what they’re thinking.

This is the first major update to the entry field since the launch of colored backgrounds just over a year ago, and also serves as a way to encourage Facebook 's Lists are its latest attempt to encourage oversharingEngadget Facebook Lists feature pushes personal posts in news feed.

A woman checks her Facebook page. © PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA/AFP/Getty Images A woman checks her Facebook page. Facebook's status update box is getting a new feature called Lists, which begins rolling out today. This is the first major update to the entry field since the launch of colored backgrounds just over a year ago, and also serves as a way to encourage Facebook users to share more personal content. The feature, like it sounds, lets users make lists of anything they choose - New Year's Resolutions, To Do's, restaurants to try, travel ideas, and more.

Users can create their own lists with colored backgrounds, and decorate them with emoji.

How to prevent your social media accounts from oversharing

  How to prevent your social media accounts from oversharing Protect your privacy. Fade into the background on social media.  If you don't want your nearest and dearest to know what you're up to every minute of every day, as a general rule, try posting less frequently. Your photos, check-ins, and text updates can convey more information than you intend. Beyond that, here's how to tweak certain key settings on your apps to leave a smaller digital footprint.

By Sarah Perez. Facebook ’s status update box is getting a new feature called Lists , which begins rolling out today. This is the first major update to the entry field since the launch of colored backgrounds just over a year ago

Facebook ’s status update box is getting a new feature called Lists , which begins rolling out today. This is the first major update to the entry field since the launch of colored backgrounds just over a year ago, and also serves as a way to encourage Facebook users to share more personal content.

The lists are also designed with the idea that friends could copy each other's lists to share their own opinions about the subject at hand.

a screenshot of a cell phone © Provided by TechCrunch The feature is not yet broadly available, as it's a slow global rollout starting today, we understand.

The addition appears as a part of the "What's on your mind?" (status update) box as another option alongside things like Polls, Feeling/Activity, Photo/Video, Check In, GIF, and other items.

The goal with features like these is to push users to post more personal updates - like stories about their lives, what they're up to, and what they're thinking. These types of posts were once Facebook's bread-and-butter, and enticed friends to log back in to see what others were saying. But over the years, Facebook's News Feed has filled with videos, links, news, memes, updates from Facebook Pages, and, of course, ads.

Facebook is testing a downvote button, but only for comment moderation

  Facebook is testing a downvote button, but only for comment moderation Today, screenshots depicting a new “downvote” button on Facebook began circulating on Twitter, leading some to speculate that the social network is actively testing a ranking mechanism similar to Reddit’s community-controlled comment system. The company has officially confirmed the test to The Verge, but a Facebook spokesperson says it’s only intended to be a method for flagging questionable comments on public posts. Tapping the downvote button hides the comment for the user who taps it, then asks them to say whether the comment was “offensive,” “misleading,” or “off topic.

Facebook ’s status update box is getting a new feature called Lists , which begins rolling out today. The goal with features like these is to push users to post more personal updates – like stories about their lives, what they’re up to, and what they’re thinking.

Facebook pushes personal posts with new Lists feature . On Tuesday, the social network released a new feature called Lists that's designed to encourage personal posts. The Lists feature lets you, well, create lists .

a screenshot of a cell phone © Provided by TechCrunch Facebook today is trying to solve the problem of too much non-personal content in its News Feed.

Recently, it said it's tweaking the News Feed algorithm to show more posts from users' friends and family, and fewer from brands and publishers. But one problem with that strategy is that people have been posting less personal content over the years.

A report from The Information released in December 2016 said that personal updates had declined 15 percent over the year, and had declined 21 percent from mid-2014 to mid-2015.

On top of this, Facebook's younger user base is also in decline. According to a report from eMarketer this week, Facebook lost approximately 2.8 million U.S. users under 25 in 2017, and will lose around 2.1 million more this year.

With the hopes of reversing this trend, Facebook has been developing features to appeal to younger users. For example, it bought the viral app tbh in October 2017 and then quickly rolled out a Q&A feature similar to tbh's in the News Feed. Lists also feel like the sort of thing that will appeal to younger users, though they could help anyone call more attention to their posts - like the colored backgrounds now do.

Facebook did not give an ETA as to when the rollout would complete, but Lists will begin appearing for some subset of users beginning today.

Facebook Messenger adds an easy way to start group calls .
If you've ever tried initiating a group voice or video call on Messenger, then you know that it's not intuitive at all. From there, you can choose the people to add and be able to see them all on your screen if it's a video chat. The original person you're talking to won't have to miss anything if you called to show them, say, an event going on in real time -- and yes, filters work even when you're talking to several people. The feature is most likely one of the improvements Facebook promised for group chats back in January, when it announced its plans to simplify Messenger this year.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!