We’re happy to be organizing the Home brewer’s competition at this year’s Cadillac Craft Beer Fest!
We hope you will share this link with your friends and those who may be interested in entering the competition!
CLICK HERE FOR RULES AND REGISTRATION!!
Bit Social’s own “Josh the Intern” will be one of the esteemed judges of the competition!
We’ll be there working the tent all day so stop down and see us! Saturday, September 28th, 2013 at the Cadillac City Park
According to Lars Backstrom, engineering manager for Facebook, the average user has about 1,500 stories filtered through their News Feed on a daily basis. However, only 20% of them ever make the cut to be seen on your News Feed.
So how does Facebook determine the 20% you actually do see?
In an attempt to answer that question Facebook, at a special event held at its headquarters in Menlo Park, California, explained how the system has moved from manual knob-turning during the early days based on anecdotal feedback from users to the systematic algorithm that you see today. Another change to the Edge Rank algorithm looks at the last 50 interactions and places a higher emphasis on friends or pages the user has interacted with the most recently. These changes are not yet rolled out over all devices, Backstrom says.
Facebook once again repeated its goal: to give users a customized feed highlighting the stories that it assumes users will find the most interesting. The system assigns a score to each story and places the highest scoring stories at the top of the News Feed.
The scores are determined by the combination of a number of factors, such as the relationship you have with the poster, the times shared, the number of comments and the number of likes that the story has accumulated.
In the past, every time a user refreshed their feed the latest stories moved to the top. Even if they had a lower score than previously displayed stories. The ranking process has been changed to allow older stories that went unseen to join the new stories displayed at the top of your feed.
Facebook hoped that this change would increase interactions on their site and so far this seems to be the case. A study by Facebook found that this new system led to a 13% increase in stories read and a 5% increase in interactions such as likes, shares and comments.
You may be one of the many people in the world who would like it if the “inappropriate” pictures that you posted were only able to be seen by only the people that you want. You know, those pictures that you do not want your employer or your uber-conservative aunt to see. Well as they say, “There’s an app for that.”
Secret.li allows users to upload pictures to Facebook and apply filters that render it a mass of unrecognizable pixels. You then have the option of making it viewable for a set period of time to an approved group of people. The picture will still be viewable as an image on your newsfeed but any unapproved person looking at it will only see a colorful blob that was once an image. It will remain on your timeline until the time frame that you have set expires and then it will delete itself both from Facebook and the app.
SEE ALSO: FACEBOOK GRAPH SEARCH
To access this service requires users to be logged into the app which will need access to your Facebook account. You can find it on the app store.
There is nothing preventing people from taking screen shots of it and reposting it.
We looked for it on Google Play but it appears to not be available for the Android platform as yet. If you find it or use it let us know below!