Facebook Algorithms

Lars Backstrom, Engineering Manager for News Feed Ranking at Facebook, estimated that there are as many as “100,000 individual weights in the model that produces News Feed.” The three original EdgeRank elements — Affinity, Weight and Time Decay — are still factors in News Feed ranking, but “other things are equally important,” Backstrom says. He …

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In “Whatever Happened to Podcasting”, Mark Ramsey at NetNewsCheck, answers questions revolving around the 2005 media hit of podcasting. He defines the term podcasting as “the creation and consumption of on-demand video and especially audio.” He notes that it was the “next big thing” about six or seven years ago. However today, it’s no where near …

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