Facebook Updates News Feed With Story Bumping And More Algorithms

Posted: Aug 7 2013, 5:20am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 7 2013, 5:26am CDT, in Technology News


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Facebook Updates News Feed with Story Bumping and More Algorithms

Facebook is to update its News Feed for the better. This is so that older stories may get read too via new 'Story Bumping' feature. The News Feed algorithms will undergo some fine tuning thereby enabling retrieval of past material.

Old is gold. And so Facebook is looking forward to streamlining its News Feed capabilities. The older stories are going to be available for people who want to catch up on some history. There are people who want to delve in the past and read interesting stuff.

It is for them that the giant social network has introduced story bumping feature for its News Feed FYI blog posts. This feature displays older stories that you may have missed out on. It takes your preferences into consideration while performing this action. Over 700 million users visit News Feed daily. There are many who want to retrieve some information or pictures from news that have long been outdated. The major problem in this is the sheer volume of the news. About 1500 news stories get fed into the service per day.

The fine art of bumping up stories on top of new ones got underway precisely for the sake of users who wanted access to history. It took about three months for the feature to be built from scratch. The experts at Facebook did a good job alright. The feature keeps track of the previous 50 interactions on your post and acts accordingly. Facebook is always engaged in an effort at self-improvement and so story bumping is its latest attempt at self-growth.

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