Americans say social media is destroying the news — but nobody knows what to do about it

Social media truly is bringing Americans together… in our frustration over social media giants.  Americans are fed up with the role that big tech companies now play in the news media, according to a new study from the Knight Foundation and Gallup.  Maybe worse — we’re enormously conflicted on what to do about that. SEE […]

Facebook Makes Major Changes to the News Feed: Here’s How It Will Impact Your Business

Mark Zuckerberg, champion of the decades-old prom picture, the neighborly squabble, the adorable baby pictures, announced yesterday that the Facebook News Feed is about to undergo a fundamental shift. Because “passively reading articles or watching videos” is bad for human beings, Facebook is pivoting its core away from its current state (inescapable time suck) and […]

Digital Marketing News: What Marketers Think about AI, Autonomous Stores & GSC Adds Data

Infographic: What Marketers Really Think About Artificial Intelligence A new infographic shows 47% of marketers consider artificial intelligence (AI) to be over-hyped. In addition, 43% of marketers believe vendors overpromise and underdeliver when it comes to AI. AdWeek Can Autonomous Stores Catch On? Brick-and-mortar stores are testing out an automation model, functionally converting their stores […]

Facebook shares slip 4% after News Feed announcement

(Reuters) — Shares of Facebook fell 4 percent on Friday after Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg announced changes to the platform’s centerpiece News Feed that he said would hit user engagement in the near term. Zuckerberg said on Thursday the company would change the filter for the News Feed to prioritize what friends and family share, […]

Facebook is testing a city-specific section of its app to elevate local news and events

 In an effort to up its signal to noise ratio, Facebook may go local. The company is testing a new area of its app called “Today In,” a mix of city-specific events, announcements and local news. For its new local hub, Facebook is starting with a small batch of test markets. Those initial cities are […]

Zuckerberg: Facebook engagement will likely decline after News Feed changes that show more posts by friends

Facebook users can expect to see more posts from their friends and family in their News Feeds in the coming months, the company announced today. Posts that generate high levels of engagement will also be featured higher in the News Feed. Businesses and organizations with Facebook Pages may experience a decline in pageviews and engagement […]

Facebook feed change sacrifices time spent and news outlets for “well-being”

 CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook today, “I’m changing the goal I give our product teams from focusing on helping you find relevant content to helping you have more meaningful social interactions.” VP of News Feed Adam Mosseri tells TechCrunch “I expect that the amount of distribution for publishers will go down because a lot […]

How News Publishers Are Approaching Native Advertising: Creation and Sales Trends

Just over half of news publishers say they now offer native advertising options on their platforms, according to recent research from the Native Advertising Institute and the International News Media Association. Read the full article at MarketingProfs MarketingProfs Daily: Content

Google accidentally removes news publishers from Google News

It is expected that affected publishers will be reinstated by the end of the day. The post Google accidentally removes news publishers from Google News appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. Search Engine Land: News & Info About SEO, PPC, SEM, Search Engines & Search Marketing

France says anti-fake news election law incoming

 France’s president has said he plans to introduce new legislation aimed at curbing the spread of online fake news during election periods.  Read More Social – TechCrunch