The service, available over the Web or through iOS and Android apps, lets people read content published with RSS and Atom feeds, a technology Google concluded wasn't mainstream enough to bother with. Plenty of others disagreed, lamenting the loss of Google Reader, and Feedly is among those trying to make a business out of Google's withdrawal.
Facebook revealed Friday that it has once again tweaked the algorithm for picking content to show in News Feed, this time hoping to appease businesses that have criticized the social network for showing their updates to fewer fans.
Now, the social network thinks it has figured out a solution to the problem with a new formula for featuring the "most interesting" updates from Facebook Pages in members' News Feeds. The goal is to get the best Page content in front of the fans who will appreciate it most.
"Our latest update to the News Feed ranking algorithm … Read more
MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Facebook offered a deep dive into its its News Feed ranking algorithm on Tuesday, expounding on why it moves up old stories and how it picks which stories it thinks you want to see.
Lars Backstrom, the engineering manager in charge of News Feed ranking, explained how Facebook sorts through the "tens of thousands" of potential posts users put on Facebook each day. While there is a median of 1,500 potential stories that a user can see daily, Facebook inserts about 300 based on an algorithm that guesses how interested you will be … Read more
Facebook Home was released for Android phones in April as a way for Facebook users to transform their phones into a Facebook-centric device. One of the features that stood out was Cover Feed, which turned the lock screen into a convenient and attractive way to browse your Facebook News Feed. With the latest Facebook for Android update, you can now use Cover Feed without having to install Home.
To enable Cover Feed, go to Settings then check the box next to "Use as Lock Screen." The lock screen will start up immediately and begin showing your feed. Remember … Read more
Facebook is updating its Android application Thursday to provide a larger group of social network users with one of the company's most innovative creations to date: Cover Feed.
Cover Feed is an inventive twist on News Feed that previously came bundled with Facebook Home, a poorly rated social-networking software package that made Facebook the heart of select Android phones.
Now, however, Facebook users who update to the latest version of the standard Android application can set Cover Feed as their lock screen, meaning they can view a panning collection of photos and posts from their Facebook friends without having … Read more
Just a couple of weeks ago, Feedly and Digg Reader weren't able to import Google Reader subscriptions manually. Digg recently added support for OPML import and now you can do the same with Feedly. If you haven't exported your Google Reader data yet, you only have until July 15 to do so. Once you've exported the data, here's how to import it to Feedly:
Step 2: Log in to your Feedly account.… Read more
When these sad departures occur, the ritual of going through the deceased's basement begins, and in the case of Google Reader it turns out that the place was full of lots of digital detritus belonging to you and me, and hundreds of thousands (if not millions -- we never really found out how popular Google Reader was in definite terms) of users.… Read more
Users of the RSS iOS app Reeder can now add feeds from Feedly following the demise of Google Reader.
Released on Tuesday, version 3.2 of Reeder for iOS no longer supports Google Reader since the search giant's RSS service has kicked the bucket. But the new support for Feedly should be able to fill the gap.
Feedly has been hard at work trying to make itself a home for RSS users. The company recently upgraded its site to offer a new interface and end its dependence on Google's RSS feeds.
Feedly has also made it easy for … Read more