SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook Inc on Thursday put an end to a test of splitting its signature News Feed into two, an idea that roiled how people consumed news in the six countries where it occurred and added to concern about Facebook’s power. The test created two streaming series of posts. One was focused on photos and other updates from friends and family, and a second was called an“explore feed.” It was dedicated to material from Facebook pages that the user had liked, such as media outlets or sports teams. The social media network decided to end the test and maintain one feed because people told the company in surveys they did not like the change, Adam Mosseri, head of the News Feed at Facebook, said in a statement. “People told us they were less satisfied with the posts they were seeing, and having two separate feeds didn’t actually help them connect more with friends and family,” Mosseri said. The test began in October and took place in Bolivia, … [Read more...] about Facebook ends six-country test that split News Feed in two
The State-run Vietnam News Agency's Television Centre (VNews) hosted a ceremony in Hanoi on August 24 celebrating its fifth founding anniversary (August 25). Addressing the event, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan expressed his hope that VNews will further improve its broadcast contents in the coming time, especially those regarding the country's external relations and socio-economic progresses, the Party and State laws and policies. The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and Vnews in particular should launch more columns or programmes in foreign languages, thus popularising the images of country and its people to international friends, he said. On the occasion, he presented a flag to Vnews, with content coinciding with its motto "Accurate, Timely, Everywhere, Every time and Humanity". In his speech, VNA General Director Nguyen Duc Loi affirmed that the entire staff and officials will do their best to fulfill tasks entrusted by the Party, State … [Read more...] about Bản in : Vietnam News Agency’s television marks fifth anniversary
Viet Nam News Readers ranging from foreign diplomats to local businesspeople - and expats falling somewhere in between - all have their own reasons for reading Viet Nam News. Ha Chan Ho, senior strategic advisor to Samsung Electronics Vietnam I have been living in Viet Nam for more than four years, and I have been reading Viet Nam News every day. I usually start with the front page, followed by the national and business sections as well as lifestyles. If I had more time, I would read all the pages. I found that by reading Viet Nam News daily, I can understand more about Viet Nam and get all the information I need about the country. I feel that this newspaper has become a very important part of my daily life. Việt Nam has a lot of newspapers and television networks. But there are not many English media outlets. Việt Nam News is the only national English daily newspaper. The foreign community in Việt Nam is getting bigger, and I believe that they need more information about Việt … [Read more...] about Readers Review: Why read Việt Nam News?
Facebook Inc will prioritize "trustworthy" news in its feed of social media posts, using member surveys to identify high-quality outlets and fight sensationalism and misinformation, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday. The company, which has more than 2 billion monthly users, said its members, not experts or Facebook executives, would determine how news outlets rank in terms of trustworthiness. It also said it would put an emphasis on local news sources. The move is likely to send shockwaves through the media landscape in nearly every country, given the ubiquity of the world's largest social network and how central it has become in some places to the distribution of news. Zuckerberg said on Friday he expects recently announced changes to shrink the amount of news on Facebook by 20 percent, to about four percent of all content from five percent currently. The chief executive outlined the shakeup in a post on Facebook, saying that starting next week the News Feed, the … [Read more...] about Facebook to prioritize ‘trustworthy’ news based on surveys
Check out the news you should not miss today, January 20 Politics-- Vietnam hopes Japan will continue its provision of ODA for the country, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh said at a reception for a delegation of Japanese parliamentarians attending the 26th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-26) in Hanoi on Friday. Society-- ILL-Abilities, an international breakdancing crew comprised of dancers with different physical limitations that has inspired audiences around the world with their extraordinary performances, is in Vietnam from January 19 to 23 to promote messages of diversity, equality and inclusion of marginalized populations.-- Nearly 1,100 middle school students in coastal areas in the south-central province of Ninh Thuan participated in a drill on natural disaster prevention supported by the United Nations Development Programme on Friday.-- A truck, weighing a total of 15 metric tons, including its load, was trying to pass a … [Read more...] about Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – January 20