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Facebook Is Killing 3 Types Of Content In The News Feed

Facebook Is Killing 3 Types Of Content In The News Feed

By Chris Crum April 10, 2014

Facebook announced even more changes to its News Feed algorithm today, aimed at “cleaning up News Feed spam”. Facebook will be targeting three specific types of posts, and stop showing them in the News Feed: like-baiting, frequently circulated content, and …

Matt Cutts Just Declared Guest Blogging 'Done' Matt Cutts Just Declared Guest Blogging 'Done'
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Google has been warning webmasters about guest blogging abuse for years now. This week, head of webspam Matt Cutts basically declared guest blogging dead. “Stick a fork in it: guest blogging is done,” says Google’s Matt Cutts. In light of …

Hulu Gets a Bunch of Awesome Kids Content Hulu Gets a Bunch of Awesome Kids Content

The Hulu Kids section of Hulu Plus just got a lot better at entertaining your little ones. Starting today, Hulu Plus subscribers will have access to ton of new content from Lionsgate Kids, Sesame Workshop, Nickelodeon, Jim Henson Family TV, …

‘That 70s Show’ Is Back on Netflix ‘That 70s Show’ Is Back on Netflix
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Hello Wisconsin – That 70s Show is back on Netflix. If you’re a frequent Netflix user, you may have caught some of the drama surrounding the show the past month or so. That 70s Show was set to cycle out …

Twitter Forces Image, Vine Previews In-Stream Twitter Forces Image, Vine Previews In-Stream
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Twitter has just announced an update for iOS, Android, and the web that’s all about putting more content in your actual tweet stream. “We want to make it easier for everyone to experience those moments on Twitter. That’s why starting …

Tumblr Search Gets a Significant Update Tumblr Search Gets a Significant Update
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Tumblr has just announced a big improvement to their search function, one that they say will help users better explore the 65 billion posts now currently housed on the site (65 billion posts, yeah). Now, when you search a term, …

Amazon Snags MGM Content for Prime Instant Video Amazon Snags MGM Content for Prime Instant Video

Amazon and MGM have just announced an expanded licensing agreement that will bring a bunch of new content – both TV and movies – to Prime Instant Video. The deal makes MGM Television’s historical series Vikings, which premiered on the …

DRM to be a Billion-Dollar Industry by 2018 DRM to be a Billion-Dollar Industry by 2018
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As even mobile hardware has now improved beyond what average consumers might actually need on a daily basis, the emphasis on software has become more important in recent years. Add to this the ease with which content can be shared …

Netflix Snags 'Marco Polo' Drama from Starz Netflix Snags 'Marco Polo' Drama from Starz

You can add another Netflix original series to the growing list of dramas set to premiere some time next year. TV Guide is reporting that the streaming company has acquired the rights to Marco Polo, a new series about one …

Netflix Users Aren't Abandoning Traditional TV Netflix Users Aren't Abandoning Traditional TV

A new study suggests that Netflix users aren’t turning to Netflix as a replacement for cable, but rather a supplement. In other words, people just love TV shows and movies and they will turn to any and all means necessary …

YouTube Announces Its First-Ever Geek Week YouTube Announces Its First-Ever Geek Week
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According to YouTube, over half of its top 20 non-music channels are dedicated to geek culture. And with that in mind, the video site decided that it was high time they hosted an international geek week. “There’s never been a …

Tumblr Makes a Big Porn Policy Reversal Tumblr Makes a Big Porn Policy Reversal
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Here’s the thing about porn: no matter how you try to push it down, hide it, and otherwise prevent internet users from accessing it – porn will find a way. Ask Tumblr CEO David Karp, who over the weekend issued …

YouTube’s Paid Channels May Be Off to a Slow Start YouTube’s Paid Channels May Be Off to a Slow Start
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Back in May, after much speculation, YouTube finally unveiled their first-ever paid channels. Most costing a few dollars a month, the paid channels put exclusive content behind a paywall, ultimately changing an aspect of YouTube that users are quite comfortable …

Tumblr Is Starting to Crack Down on Porn Tumblr Is Starting to Crack Down on Porn
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Imagine someone baked you a cookie and promised you that you could have it whenever you wanted. “You promise not to take it away?” you ask them. “Yes,” they say. “I promise. Even though your dad doesn’t really want you …

Twitter's Mobile Apps Warn You of Sensitive Media Twitter's Mobile Apps Warn You of Sensitive Media
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Twitter, unlike Facebook, doesn’t censor much of its “sensitive” content. It’s not hard to find gratuitous nudity, violent images, and even outright pornographic content on the network. “We do not mediate content, whether that content is an image or text,” …

Facebook to Pull Ads from Pages with Iffy Content Facebook to Pull Ads from Pages with Iffy Content

Starting next Monday, if you operate a page or group that contains any violent, graphic, or sexual content, you’re going on Facebook’s blacklist for ads. In an effort to assure advertisers that their ads will no longer appear next to …

Google Set to Crack Down on Blogger Porn Ads Google Set to Crack Down on Blogger Porn Ads
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It looks like Google is getting ready to crack down on adult content on Blogger – or at least those who profit from promoting adult content on Blogger. Blogger users who have identified their blogs as containing “adult” content just …