Facebook is changing which posts you'll see first in the News Feed — again

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Facebook is once again tweaking its News Feed algorithm to help weed out posts you may not want to see

The company said Monday that it is updating the News Feed based on feedback from user surveys; the changes will affect which updates will appear at the top of your feed.

Facebook has been surveying users about the content of their News Feeds for quite some time, making it easier to ignore viral posts and asking “tens of thousands” of users to rate stories in their feeds daily

The newest change will take those ratings into account, using “qualitative feedback to show relevant stories,” according to a blog post from the company Read more…

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Facebook is changing which posts you'll see first in the News Feed — again

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Facebook is once again tweaking its News Feed algorithm to help weed out posts you may not want to see

The company said Monday that it is updating the News Feed based on feedback from user surveys; the changes will affect which updates will appear at the top of your feed.

Facebook has been surveying users about the content of their News Feeds for quite some time, making it easier to ignore viral posts and asking “tens of thousands” of users to rate stories in their feeds daily

The newest change will take those ratings into account, using “qualitative feedback to show relevant stories,” according to a blog post from the company Read more…

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This computer can tell what people are thinking instantaneously

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A new computer program can decode people’s thoughts almost in real time, new research shows.

Researchers can predict what people are seeing based on the electrical signals coming from electrodes implanted in their brain, and this decoding happens within milliseconds of someone first seeing the image, the scientists found.

The new results could one day have applications for helping people, such as those who cannot speak or have trouble communicating, express their thoughts, Rajesh Rao, a neuroscientist at the University of Washington in Seattle, said in a statement. Read more…

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Bill Gates confessed he memorized license plates to keep tabs on staffers

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Bill Gates once had a habit of memorizing his employees’ license plate numbers to keep tabs on when they came and left during the early days of Microsoft

As a guest on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs show, Gates discussed various topics including his philanthropy work, career, personal life and the playlist he would make if he got stuck on a desert island (he’s into U2 and the Hamilton soundtrack). But perhaps the most interesting nugget was how “fanatical” he was about the company — so much so that he secretly tracked employees to learn how many hours they were putting in.

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