Despite launching products like Instant Articles & News Feed, FB realized, not too late in the day, that its relationship with publishers was going nowhere. In fact, it was proving to be detrimental & quite frankly, a headache for Mark.Z & his team. So the goodbye.
“Because space in News Feed is limited, showing more posts from friends & family & updates that spark conversation means we’ll show less public Content, including videos & other posts from publishers or businesses.” – Mark Z.
Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg kicked off FB’s 1st ‘Communities Summit’ by underlining the role Groups play in the Facebook community & thanking the group admins who lead them.
Social network Facebook is experimenting with the transmission of the Web using a laser beam. FB’s Internet.org initiative announced that it was testing a method for delivering the Internet via lasers to help connect people around the world even faster.
Reports: Quartz, Engadget, Inquirer, StreetWise Report
With over 2,500 developers in attendance, Mark Zuckerberg highlighted 3 themes of F8 this year in his keynote address – putting people 1st, giving people more options to connect through the Facebook family of apps, & previewing the future of sharing.