Facebook Adjusts Its News Feed to Bump Up Older Posts

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In a blog post on Tuesday, the company explained some of the mysteries of the news feed, which is the flow of status updates and other posts on a user’s home page or screen.
Since no one has time to scroll through that many Facebook posts, items in the feed are ranked to put the most recent and relevant posts near the top.
The second change, which is coming soon, will look at the last 50 interactions you’ve had on your news feed such as likes and comments and rank future posts from those people and pages more highly.
“Our ranking isn’t perfect, but in our tests, when we stop ranking and instead show posts in chronological order, the number of stories people read and the likes and comments they make decrease,” the company wrote in its blog post.

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