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Facebook’s emphasis on comments is coming 10 years too late

Image: VICKY LETA/MASHABLETo push things forward, Facebook is going backward. Facebook announced Thursday night that it will be revamping its News Feed, all in an effort to get users seeing more "meaningful" content from friends and family and spur engagement. What does Facebook count as engagement around meaningful content?

Zuckerberg is making Facebook great again

Image: AFP/GETTY IMAGESFacebook wants to be for the people, even if that means people using Facebook less.  Facebook on Thursday announced that it's making big changes, heavily prioritizing stuff from your friends and family over companies and publishers you follow. For the media outlets that spent years racking up

Facebook is overhauling its News Feed so users feel better again

Facebook is re-tweaking its News Feed again.  This time it wants to bring it back to friends and family instead of viral videos and media posts, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced in a post Thursday.  SEE ALSO: Stop reading what Facebook tells you to read "I'm changing the goal

Industrial robots weave a metal bridge as they move in mid-air

What matters?Image: JUSTIN SULLIVAN/GETTY IMAGESFacebook just had an incredible past three months for making money, but CEO Mark Zuckerberg's tone isn't that celebratory.  "Our community continues to grow and our business is doing well," Zuckerberg said in a prepared statement. "But none of that matters if our services are

Every Facebook user will soon have a second News Feed

Another Facebook News Feed is coming.Image: brittany herbert/mashableCongratulations, Facebook users! There's a new Facebook News Feed coming your way.  Facebook's "Explore" feed is now rolling out to all users after months of testing in the mobile app, TechCrunch reported Wednesday.  SEE ALSO: Facebook outsources its fake news problem to

Mark Zuckerberg says he’s sorry for the VR tour of Puerto Rico

Image: FacebookMark Zuckerberg has apologized, in a Facebook comment, for his recent virtual reality tour of Puerto Rico.  The Facebook CEO used the VR session to discuss Facebook's relief efforts for Puerto Rico, which is recovering from Hurricane Maria, but his smiling avatar superimposed over the island's ravaged streets

This isn’t the first time Dove rolled out a racist ad

Image: MARK ZUCKERBERG/FACEBOOKFor all the good Facebook has done in the wake of Hurricane Maria, CEO Mark Zuckerberg sending his cartoon avatar to the ravaged streets of Puerto Rico on Monday afternoon stands out as a tone-deaf misstep. He capitalized on a natural disaster to promote his company's new

Mark Zuckerberg tried to suck up to the president of China and it didn’t go well

The Zuck wanted some suggestions from President Xi who apparently wasn't too thrilled.Image: Manu Fernandez/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP/REX/ShutterstockFacebook founder and all-around bossman Mark Zuckerberg was apparently so eager to get Facebook accessible in China, where it has been blocked since 2009, that he tried to chat up Chinese president Xi

How Facebook helped elect Trump: a timeline

Donald Trump fields a question during the first Republican presidential debate hosted by Fox News and Facebook.Image: scott olson/Getty ImagesFacebook played a vital role in the outcome of the 2016 election—ask any digital director on one of the presidential campaigns, or maybe some Russian propagandists. News that Facebook took

Facebook now has technology for manipulating live videos

Fake it.Image: facebookFake news, it's a big deal on Facebook, and we might just be getting more of it in the form of videos. Facebook recently bought a startup with an expertise in video manipulation, Deutsche Startups reported. The German-based startup Fayteq has software that is able to remove