Facebook's Trending news box follows fired freelancers out the door
02 June, 2018, 03:27 | Author: Elena Summers
"From research we found that over time people found the product to be less and less useful", Alex Hardiman, head of news products at Facebook, said in post on the social media giant's website.
Facebook is discontinuing its troubled "trending" section, the social network announced Friday.
Facebook also is testing a "breaking news" label with 80 publishers across North America, South America, Europe, India and Australia along with breaking-news notifications.
Facebook shared some early results from some of these product tests.
Another news product that Facebook is exploring, called "Today In", gives prominence to local news sources.
Meanwhile, the "Today In" feature is in testing in 33 USA cities across the U.S.
US Pauses New North Korea Sanctions
Kim Yong Chol's visit to the U.S. seems to suggest both Washington and Pyongyang are determined to see the talks move forward. Russian Federation said Wednesday that its foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, will travel to North Korea for talks on Thursday.
These new ways include a Breaking News label in the News Feed section for select publishers, a locally focused section that's being tested called Today In, and the addition of news video for US users of Facebook Watch. But over time, the section failed to gain much traction among users, the company said Friday. However, the company declined to provide a list of publishers or details on the funding.
But the curation of trending news in the absence of human oversight led to more blowback and embarrassment. The backlash from conservatives led Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg to extend an olive branch, holding a meeting at his company headquarters with more than two dozen conservative figures including Glenn Beck, Dana Perino and Tucker Carlson. When recently testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, he insisted again that Facebook is a tech company. "And we're investing in ways to better draw attention to breaking news when it matters most".
And in almost the same breath, he then went on to admit that Facebook pays to "help produce content" - as it's doing now with these new news videos.
Trending Topics started in 2014 and caused plenty of headaches for Facebook. Google offers a whole suite of products around tracking trends, and Twitter offers trends, even down to a local level. The changes and features Facebook is putting out, he said, are being treated as "bug fixes" - addressing single problems the way engineers do.
Facebook says it's removing its controversial "Trending" section because no one was actually using it.
Randall has Vegas on his side, with the Warriors historically huge favorites to beat the Cavs in the seven-game series. The only catch? The Cleveland Cavaliers need to win the NBA Championship and you need to retweet Randall's tweet below.
He first moved to Prague, then in the fall moved to Kiev , where he worked as a host for the Crimean Tatar TV station, ATR. He said: "Four years ago General Kulchitsky wouldn't take me on his helicopter because there wasn't the space".
Scores of women have come forward to allege sexual misconduct from Mr Weinstein, ranging from inappropriate comments to rape. The statute of limitations for rape in NY was eliminated in 2006, but not for attacks that happened prior to 2001.
According to the site (via Google Translate), one insider sent an Assassin's Creed Odyssey keychain in the form of a Spartan head. Two of those sources confirmed that Odyssey will be out during Ubisoft's 2019 fiscal year, which ends on 31 March 2019.
And the curiosity surrounding her love life can finally come to rest for the actress is dating Jealous singer, Nick Jonas . In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Chopra said, "We were on the same table and we already know each other".
Personnel with the Tampa Fire Rescue , which documented the birth on Twitter , helped Elle to deliver her puppies . It was quite a scene to take in, too. "Especially in an airport", said Kelly Bonnazio, witness to the delivery.
Williams will take on Ashleigh Barty in the second round, claiming to be glad just to have won a match back at Roland Garros . But as Williams beat Kristyna Pliskova in straight sets, fans were even more excited about what she was wearing.
Shortly afterward, however, the U.S. president said that he was still open to the meeting with the North Korean leader. Commenting the meeting on Twitter, Mr Pompeo said: "Good working dinner with Kim Yong Chol in NY tonight".
The president, who has never met D'Souza or spoken to him, last night called him on the phone to inform him about his decision. D'Souza is a best-selling author of several books critical of the American left and the influence of religion on U.S. society.
One officer is heard to say, "You're about to get dropped", before the physical altercation occurs. "Don't cuff me!" Weinman says. The camera was reactivated during the struggle with the woman seen in the third video. "They're choking me.
Valve also stated that "we are not going to do business with people who act like this towards our customers". Efforts to reach the developer and the company hosting the game were not immediately successful.
Where you can get a free donut on National Donut Day
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U.S. tariffs: Tata Steel calls for 'protection measures'
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Super 8: LeBron James muscles his way back to the Finals
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Russian opposition journalist shot dead in Kyiv
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NASA Astronaut Alan Bean dies at 86
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