Facebook's monetization effort reached the peak in October a year ago, when the company chose to further prioritize content from brands, media, politicians if they pay extra fees.
Facebook executives held off-the-record meetings with publications like The Wall Street Journal at the end of previous year and spoke of renewing the focus on one-to-one communication among people who know one another over content distributed by publishers, according to a person who was familiar with these discussions but not authorised to speak publicly.
Zuckerberg said earlier this month that his personal goal for 2018 would be to focus on "fixing" many of these existential issues, including "making sure that time spent on Facebook is time well spent".
Facebook share fell 4% within hours after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the changes to make the social network more meaningful, The Sun reported.
The changes to the timeline, unveiled on Thursday, are meant to emphasise conversations among family and friends, while making posts from businesses, brands and media less prominent. And the public content you see more will be held to the same standard it should encourage meaningful interactions between people, Zuckerberg explained.
In an interview with New York Times, Zuckerberg further emphasised his desire to make social media meaningful, not just fun, and something that's "good for people".
Admitting that its changes will likely reduce the time people spend on Facebook less was a big deal for the company.
But other researchers believe how people react to Facebook depends on their personality.
He says Facebook needs to make fundamental changes: "The problems were inherent in the attention-based, algorithm-driven business model". Page posts will still appear in News Feed, though there may be fewer of them. This isn't because of something that A Little Bit of Stone (ALBOS) has done, it's because of a Facebook algorithm change (the bit that decides what you see).
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Facebook has always been an uncomfortable presence in the world of online media.
"Mosseri said Facebook will 'continue to value publisher content, '" said the CNN article.
Facebook concedes that the change will hurt publishers who have come to rely on video "quick hits" that users scroll through.
This means that content creators and influencers on social media will now need to create content that is either generating a number of shares, impressions and comments, or put more money behind the post itself. By late 2017, the usage rate barely budged, rising to 66% ofUS adults, but the share of those who got news on Facebook rose to 45%.
By prioritizing content that sparks conversations, Facebook could risk promoting more polarizing and opinionated posts that generate lots of comments, only adding to the filter bubble.
Facebook's share price took a hit after the company made a decision to change its business model.
He wrote in The Washington Monthly that he flagged misinformation around the United States presidential elections to Facebook in early 2017 and that the firm didn't take his concerns seriously. Forcing the platform to pay for news content that's shared on it, the way it now pays music publishers for the rights they own, could force the network to think harder about how to get rid of that content. "We're losing hope", an undisclosed Facebook media partner told Digiday about the overhaul coming to the News Feed.
John Ridding, the chief executive of the Financial Times, warned on Friday that the domination of online advertising revenue by search and social media platforms was putting pressure on media firms.