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Facebook Tweaks News Feed to Surface More Relevant Posts (SocialTimes) Facebook today announced two minor changes to its News Feed that will surface more — and hopefully more relevant — posts from users’ friends. Story Bumping and Last Actor sound just as adorable as two other Facebook activities: poking and liking, but the names of the two new features actually refer to the way that Facebook’s algorithm selects which stories users see when they log in to their accounts.

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FacebookFacebook Tweaks News Feed to Surface More Relevant Posts (SocialTimes)
Facebook Tuesday announced two minor changes to its News Feed that will surface more — and hopefully more relevant — posts from users’ friends. Story Bumping and Last Actor sound just as adorable as two other Facebook activities: poking and liking, but the names of the two new features actually refer to the way that Facebook’s algorithm selects which stories users see when they log in to their accounts. AllFacebook Say a friend, but not a close friend, had an awesome post at 8 a.m., but it didn’t show up on your News Feed when you checked at that time, because it was too far down. With Story Bumping, Facebook is borrowing from NBC with the idea of, “If you haven’t seen it, it’s new to you!” That post you missed from a friend at 8 a.m. is eligible to be bumped back up toward the top of your News Feed when you check again an hour or two later. Inside Facebook With Last Actor, Facebook will take into account the last 50 engagements of a user, giving more weight to people and pages the user has recently interacted with. The Next Web Lars Backstrom, an engineering manager in charge of News Feed ranking, spoke about News Feed and the types of stories that go into it. He revealed that there are 1,500 stories per day seen on average. CNET Product manager Will Cathcart said Tuesday’s event was timed with the rollout of the bumping stories method, but the company plans to proactively talk about changes to the News Feed in the future. Facebook has even started a new blog dedicated to explaining News Feed changes, in hopes of quelling the concerns of businesses.

Twitter Promises New Security Feature is Better, Easier to Use (VentureBeat)
Twitter announced Tuesday that it is updating the way it handles security for its social network, introducing a new security option that it promises is both more secure and easier to use than its current two-factor authentication system. From Tuesday, the company’s rolling out a new system that dispenses with the text message altogether. All users need now is their phone and a Twitter app to sign in to the service. TechCrunch When a login is attempted and the option is enabled by a user, they’ll get a push notification alerting them to the login attempt and asking them to approve it. To prevent being locked out, you also get a backup code in the application for you to record elsewhere in case your phone is permanently offline. The Verge With the update, however, you’ll be able to use the iOS and Android mobile app (once it’s set up) to get the verification code to log in. Since SMS messages are no longer necessary, two-step verification is now available across the world with the update, and the app will provide details like the location and browser details of any request that’s made to sign into your account.

What Customers Hate About Social Brands [Infographic] (AllTwitter)
When you like or follow a brand on a social media channel such as Facebook and Twitter, what is the thing that they do that you hate the most? Disruptive Communications asked more than 1,000 United Kingdom consumers what was most likely to damage their opinion of a brand that uses social media, and discovered that poor spelling and lousy grammar was the worse offense, with 42.5 percent citing this as their biggest turn-off.

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