Month: April 2014

News Feed FYI: Cleaning Up News Feed Spam

Facebook Newsroom

By Erich Owens, software engineer, and Chris Turitzin, product manager

The goal of News Feed is to deliver the right content to the right people at the right time so they don’t miss the stories that are important and relevant to them.

Today we are announcing a series of improvements to News Feed to reduce stories that people frequently tell us are spammy and that they don’t want to see. Many of these stories are published by Pages that deliberately try and game News Feed to get more distribution than they normally would. Our update targets three broad categories of this type of feed spam behavior.


“Like-baiting” is when a post explicitly asks News Feed readers to like, comment or share the post in order to get additional distribution beyond what the post would normally receive.

People often respond to posts asking them to take an action…

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WATCH: Irish priest belts out ‘Hallelujah’ at wedding

Global News

ABOVE: Watch Rev. Ray Kelly sing a custom version of “Hallelujah”

DUBLIN – Father’s got talent.

An Irish priest has become a social media sensation after he surprised a bride and groom by singing a custom-made cover of Canadian Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” at their wedding.

Video of Rev. Ray Kelly’s altar-side performance has shot to the top of YouTube in Ireland with more than 310,000 viewings since it was posted Monday following the weekend nuptials of Chris and Leah O’Kane.

The parish priest in the town of Oldcastle in County Meath, northwest of Dublin, started his version with the words: “We join together here today, to help two people on their way, as Leah and Chris start their life together.”

Kelly wins laughter midway as he raises his eyebrows at the stunned couple, and offers a playful wink at the end.

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