Feed (Facebook)

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The Facebook[2] Feed, often known as the News Feed, is the first point of interaction a user encounters when they log into the Facebook application. This feature, which was introduced on September 6, 2006, has undergone numerous revisions and modifications since its inception. The Feed showcases a diverse range of content, including articles, status updates, and activities from pages or apps that the user has liked. Its functioning is primarily governed by recommendation algorithms that customize the user’s experience. These algorithms assess approximately 2,000 posts each time the app is accessed. The Facebook Feed has been both influential and contentious, with topics such as privacy issues, the propagation of false news, and its involvement in the 2016 U.S. election being the main points of contention. It has also faced criticism for creating a filter bubble[1] due to its emphasis on meaningful experiences over clicks, reactions, or reading duration.

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1. filter bubble. Eli Pariser first introduced the term 'filter bubble' in 2010 to describe the individualized information ecosystem formed by algorithms, which is influenced by a user's online activity. This concept significantly impacts the type of content and advertisements a user comes across. For example, Google, a significant advocate of this idea, uses 57 unique data points to tailor search results for each user. This can occur on an individual or group scale and often results in political, economic, social, and cultural division. The filter bubble goes beyond mere personalization as it can lead to intellectual isolation by restricting exposure to diverse perspectives, thereby potentially jeopardizing democracy and societal health. It's also comparable to echo chambers, which refer to exposure to a limited spectrum of views. Nonetheless, it's important to remember that there are methods to counteract filter bubbles, like fostering critical thinking and advocating for algorithm transparency.
2. Facebook ( Facebook ) Meta Platforms, previously known as Facebook, is a prominent internet corporation that originated as a social networking site. The brainchild of Mark Zuckerberg in 2004, Meta Platforms swiftly spread from Harvard to other educational institutions, eventually reaching the wider public and becoming a global sensation. Its appealing user interface and diverse features such as Groups, the Developer Platform, and Meta Platforms Dating are well-known. Despite encountering backlash over matters like privacy violations and the proliferation of misinformation, Meta Platforms continues to hold a strong position in the digital sphere. It has made remarkable progress in the realm of technology, including the creation of its distinctive data storage system, the employment of PHP for its platform, and the introduction of the Hack programming language. In the past few years, the company has pivoted its attention towards the metaverse, a virtual reality domain where users can engage with a digitally-created environment.
Feed (Facebook) (Wikipedia)

Facebook's Feed, formerly known as the News Feed, is a web feed feature for the social network. The feed is the primary system through which users are exposed to content posted on the network. Feed highlights information that includes profile changes, upcoming events, and birthdays, among other updates. Using a proprietary method, Facebook selects a handful of updates to show users every time they visit their feed, out of an average of 2,000 updates they can potentially receive. Over two billion people use Facebook every month, making the network's Feed the most viewed and most influential aspect of the news industry. The feature, introduced in 2006, was renamed "Feed" in 2022.

Facebook's Feed for mobile devices
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