There have been mixed reactions following Facebook’s decision to cut down on the number of posts users now see on their news feed. I am addicted to Facebook, and for years I have been seeing posts from pages I really didn’t like, forcing my news feed to get too packed that I don’t know what to do next.
Facebook will bring about a system where it will be cutting down the number of those posts in your news feeds, and that could mean bad news for publishers who have used this avenue to reach more people in the past and who will like to reach even more in the future.
Earlier yesterday, the social media and tech giant said that it will be making a series of changes to its news feed, and this will be done to show only contents promoted by friends and family of the user. So if you aren’t my friend or my family; even if you are but haven’t notified Facebook, I may not be seeing your posts—sorry.
This will mean bad news for publishers as their posts may not be as prominent as it used to be in the news feeds, and that translates to lesser traffic to them. But it will serve the end users well as this will help us show more interest in the news feed. This point I mentioned is actually true, many of us don’t scroll through the news feed unless there is something eye-catchy.