Facebook "Explore" - now testing in Cambodia

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Facebook is not about friends and family, it's an ad-delivery platform to make Mark Zuckerberg rich. He's not running it to be nice, he stole the idea and initially set it up to spy on some chick he felt aggrieved by. I do like the fact that users continuously fuck it up by tagging people not actually in photographs and dumb shit like that. At least he has to pay people to weed that crap out of the algorithms. I block all the ads I can and tell him his choices for my feed all suck. No way he's marketing my preferences
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Barang chgout wrote:Can't find "explore" on my phone. What am I doing wrong?

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LinDa777 wrote:
Barang chgout wrote:Can't find "explore" on my phone. What am I doing wrong?

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Ahhh. I don't use the app. I access facebook via a browser. There is no Explore feed option on my phone when accessing FB via a vrowser, but all the information that would be in an Explore feed is missing from my newsfeed. Bloody annoying. I hate the app but if the trial continues I may have to start using it again.
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Ok. Found it, haven't updated and it was hiding..... that idea sucks a bit!

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BBC News have picked up on this story of Facebook's experiment with news in Cambodia:

Cambodian news media rue Facebook experiment
31 October 2017
Until recently, video blogger Catherine Harry was a Facebook success story in Cambodia. Her page, A Dose of Cath, featured a series of outspoken first person videos on taboo topics like virginity and menstruation that never got airtime on TV.
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Then, on 19 October, Facebook tweaked its news feed in Cambodia and five other small countries. Instead of seeing posts from Facebook pages in their general News Feed, users in the test had to go to a new section called Explore Feed to see the content. And so when Ms Harry posted a new video on Facebook on Saturday, just 2,000 of her fans saw it in the first hour, compared to about 12,000 who normally watched.
"Suddenly I realised, wow, they actually hold so much power," she said. Facebook "can crush us just like that if they want to".

Facebook did not respond to immediate requests for comment. But in a blog post last week, Adam Mosseri, the platform's head of News Feed, said the changes were made "to understand if people prefer to have separate places for personal and public content". The platform had no plans to expand the test globally, he said.

Cambodian publishers of all stripes said they were frustrated by the unannounced changes.

Leang Phannara, web editor for Post Khmer, the Khmer-language version of independent English daily the Phnom Penh Post, said Khmer Facebook posts were reaching 45% fewer people, while web traffic was down 35%. The only way to recapture that audience was to pay to sponsor posts, he said.
"It's a pay-to-play scenario," Mr Phannara said.

Lim Cheavutha, CEO of the stridently pro-government online outlet Fresh News, was upset by changes he said had eaten into his traffic, though he did not have numbers to hand. "I absolutely do not support this new [Facebook] policy," he said. "It affects not only my company, but also all other media."
Full article: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41801071
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Experiment failed - now back to normal
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Blame the CPP!
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I actually like the change.
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Just facebook trying to rake more money in.
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kiwiincambodia wrote:I actually like the change.
They should just give us a CHOICE...

You see how much CEO uses them to dig up info about suspects/criminals, so you can only imagine how much the governments use them for that and much more.
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