Facebook Trying to Get News Feed to Feel Like a Newspaper

Stories you missed to get bumped up now


Facebook's quest to be a personalized newspaper for the internet age continued on Tuesday with tweaks aimed at making sure members spy hot stories from their friends.

Changes to the leading social network's formula for figuring out which posts will be of interest included "bumping" up potentially intriguing stories that went unnoticed during prior visits to Facebook.

"It is hard for users to get back to old things; you have to scroll through things you have already seen," Facebook News Feed team engineering Lars Backstrom said while discussing the latest changes. "We wanted to make it so people weren't missing important stories that didn't make top slots but were just below the fold."