Facebook's clicking out Click Bait.
Facebook announced the change to its Facebook new feed that will reduce the amount of storage shared with Click Bait headlines.
If you're unfamiliar with the term Click Bait, it usually means a headline written to get you to click on it.
The headline is usually attention grabbing and vague enough that you must click the link to find out what the story is really about.
You've definitely seen a click bait headline.
Think, could this coffee kill you?
Or, this is a product that will change your life forever!
Anyway, Facebook will be determining click baiting headlines by looking at two key points.
The headline withholds information required to understand what the content of the article is, and two, if the headline exaggerates the article to create misleading expectations for the reader.
Based on that criteria, Facebook will determine which posts and which sites did you click the headlines.
Sites that consistently produce those headlines, will appear lower in the news feed.
These changes are rolling out in a next few weeks.
In theory, Facebook could become a place where you get news right from your feeds.
What's likely to happen besides, we'll eventually figure out a way to gain the system, because that's usually how this works.
But for now let's just enjoy the idea of a world without clickface, it's nice right?
That's it for this tech new update.
I'm Mayan Zaptart.
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