From Business Insider:
Publishers and media companies got a rude awakening on Thursday after Facebook announced sweeping changes to its News Feed.
In a dramatic shake-up Facebook said it would start playing up status updates from friends and family in the News Feed, effectively deprioritizing content from media publishers and brands.
Publishers in particular — many of whom have relied on Facebook to build up huge audiences and achieve viral gold — are likely to take a hit from the change.
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“Facebook is dramatically reshaping its business in response to the first real existential risk since gaining dominance,” Derek Mead, Vice Media’s global executive editor, who was previously the editor-in-chief of Motherboard, said in a tweet. “And media is collateral damage.”
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“I cannot overstate how much Facebook is just screwing our news operations and our democracy over and over and over,” said Audrey Cooper, San Francisco Chronicle’s editor-in-chief, slamming Facebook’s move to solve its fake news problem by getting rid of news altogether.
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Facebook told some publishers that content from reputable publishers would surface on the News Feed based on the new algorithm, Digiday reported. But it didn’t define such a publisher or say how others may expect their traffic to change.
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Brown suggested publishers could weather the change by prioritizing content that “encourages community connection.”
“Some pages may see their reach, video watch time, and referral traffic decrease as the updates roll out over the next couple of months,” she wrote.
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PG wonders if we have reached Peak Facebook.
PG has had a Facebook page for TPV for a long time. Basically, he uses an app that automatically takes a post on TPV and reposts it on FB. No offense intended to those who love FB, but PG’s personal FB use as far as reading content on FB has always related solely to what a handful of family members and close friends post.
He checked FB when he saw the OP and FB stopped adding posts to the Facebook-TPV page about three weeks ago. Perhaps the plugin stopped working or maybe TPV has been kicked off the island. PG will check to see if he can get an automatic forwarding app back for those who like to see TPV via FB.