Once again CEO Mark Zuckerberg is getting ready to announce a change to Facebook. This time it will be to the news feed. Mr. Zuckerberg is keeping all the details of the changes until the media event set for this coming Thursday starting at 10:00 a.m. PST at their headquarters in Menlo Park.
"We want to make News Feed richer," Zuckerberg said, using an industry term for content that includes photos, video and animated graphics. By allowing users to post more of that content, he added, Facebook will be able to offer advertisers
The last time that there were changes made to Facebook's news feed was back in back in September of 2011. When it was first announced many people there was a lot of speculation about just how much of a change it would make to the popular social network. People were divided in their opinions about whether the changes to Facebook will make it better or worse. Some of those that were of the opinion that these changes would be bad for the social network even went as far as to say that would leave Facebook.
Early this year Mark Zuckerberg announced a new semantic search engine called graph search. Since graph search is a phrase-based search that can be used to find other user that match a certain criteria it might have some connection to the new news feed.
This will just be the latest in many changes that Facebook has gone through since it was first introduced in 2004. Since then the social networking site has grown to have a network of over 1 billion users in its 9 years of existence. Facebook has attained this continuing growth despite its members grumbling about leaving just about anytime one of these changes has been announced.
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