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Facebook News Feed redesign

Join us as Facebook unveils its redesigned News Feed at its Menlo Park, Calif. headquarters.

  • Casey Newton 3/7/2013 6:33:52 PM
    Luke, by any chance is your last name Winkelvoss?
  • Donna Tam 3/7/2013 6:34:03 PM
    Will people use this?
  • Donna Tam 3/7/2013 6:34:14 PM
    Chris says yes, we think they're going to use them.
  • SarahADowney 3/7/2013 6:34:15 PM
    There must be a monetary incentive for the change. What do you guys think that is? My first impression is actually that it'll help users *avoid* marketed content and advertising.
  • Josh Miller 3/7/2013 6:34:26 PM
  • Casey Newton 3/7/2013 6:34:26 PM
    They're not changing anything about the ranking algorithm BUT the following feed shows "every post" from the people I follow? There's a disconnect there.
  • Donna Tam 3/7/2013 6:34:31 PM
    People ask a lot for the tool that helps them the content they want, he said.
  • Kamran Mackey 3/7/2013 6:34:48 PM
    @Luke We have enough social networks already, we don't need a new one...
  • Casey Newton 3/7/2013 6:34:50 PM
    There is a monetary incentive -- the new news feed will allow for the kind of giant, glossy brand advertising that companies love
  • Donna Tam 3/7/2013 6:34:57 PM
    We try to make these nice and prominent and frictionless.
  • Luke 3/7/2013 6:35:17 PM
    @Casey: I should probably change it to that -.-
  • Casey Newton 3/7/2013 6:35:21 PM
    That's why Zuck kept comparing it to a newspaper -- newspapers commanded very high ad rates once upon a time. Facebook would love it if those ad dollars shifted their way.
  • Paul Sloan 3/7/2013 6:35:31 PM
    Quick check: Facebook stock just under $28 -- still $10 from IPO price. No telling what this will mean for ad dollars yet.
  • Donna Tam 3/7/2013 6:35:37 PM
    Why did Facebook move away from feeds before and why is it coming back to it now?
  • Donna Tam 3/7/2013 6:35:53 PM
    Zuckerberg says it's because there's more content than before.
  • Daringo 3/7/2013 6:35:59 PM
    Wow, all this looks like what Google+ has been doing for awhile. Not sure what the big deal is here.
  • Donna Tam 3/7/2013 6:36:06 PM
    They are trying to balance the simplicity with the power.
  • Donna Tam 3/7/2013 6:36:10 PM
    How will this effect pages?
  • Josh Miller 3/7/2013 6:36:19 PM
  • Paul Sloan 3/7/2013 6:36:33 PM
    @casey Plus, though old medium, it's not so old that unfamiliar. So good one for talking point -- they've been using newspaper comparison since last Fall.
  • Donna Tam 3/7/2013 6:36:44 PM
    Chris: no impact on Pages' layouts.
  • Mari Smith 3/7/2013 6:36:45 PM
    Facebook's official announcement is now live: newsroom.fb.com
  • Casey Newton 3/7/2013 6:36:56 PM
    Good point, Paul.
  • Donna Tam 3/7/2013 6:37:01 PM
    is the music feed just for Facebook apps?
  • Kamran Mackey 3/7/2013 6:37:14 PM
    @Daringo It looks nothing like what Google+ has.
  • Donna Tam 3/7/2013 6:37:30 PM
    We are only using third-party apps for now.
  • Josh Miller 3/7/2013 6:37:50 PM
  • Tom 3/7/2013 6:37:54 PM
    Looks like different levels of management wear different colors of "Hoddies"
  • Donna Tam 3/7/2013 6:38:01 PM
    Chris empathizes posts from artists and musicians you like and upcoming shows.
  • Donna Tam 3/7/2013 6:38:06 PM
    How about Instagram?
  • jakedev 3/7/2013 6:38:12 PM
    It does look nice, in my opinion I don't think it is going to move their stock price very much. Maybe back into $30 range but even that is a stretch.
  • Donna Tam 3/7/2013 6:38:17 PM
    Zuckerberg: it's treated the same as all other open graphs app.
  • Casey Newton 3/7/2013 6:38:38 PM
    Surprised Instagram didn't get a mention in the presentation. Rumors before the event suggested it was going to be a bigger part of the announcement.
  • Josh Miller 3/7/2013 6:38:46 PM
  • Donna Tam 3/7/2013 6:38:46 PM
    He reminds how they highlighted Pinterest and Quora as well.
  • Paul Sloan 3/7/2013 6:39:29 PM
    @jakedev Correct. That will take time -- and, importantly, evidence. Wall Street likes Facebook again, but doesn't give the company benefit of the doubt. Yet. Still skepticism.
  • Casey Newton 3/7/2013 6:39:52 PM
    You can now opt in to the new News Feed -- the link is live: www.facebook.com
  • Donna Tam 3/7/2013 6:39:55 PM
    I think that over time that the things that we do with Instagram will be better over time.
  • Kamran Mackey 3/7/2013 6:39:56 PM
    Just opted into the waiting list! Actually, I'm one of the first to opt in to the waiting list to get the new News Feed! You can opt in by going to www.facebook.com as it is now live. :)
  • Casey Newton 3/7/2013 6:40:06 PM
    You may need to reload that page if you visited it before.
  • Donna Tam 3/7/2013 6:40:11 PM
    Targeted ads?
  • dbfarber 3/7/2013 6:40:15 PM
    Becoming more artist friendly with feeds is a good set up for a music service
  • Nafiz A. Chisty 3/7/2013 6:40:25 PM
    @CaseyNewton How??
  • Donna Tam 3/7/2013 6:40:30 PM
    Zuckerberg: there's no doubt that the most used one will be front page, like most newspapers
  • Casey Newton 3/7/2013 6:40:48 PM
    Scroll to the bottom of the page and "join the wait list" www.facebook.com
  • Donna Tam 3/7/2013 6:41:02 PM
    But people often want to go and look at it and drill down into more specific topics. so if this leads to more usage over time, sure.
  • Josh Miller 3/7/2013 6:41:05 PM
  • Donna Tam 3/7/2013 6:41:38 PM
    How will the town square experience change if some people use it for photos and some for sports? Will they feel separated?
  • Donna Tam 3/7/2013 6:42:06 PM
    Zuck: not really...everyone already has a difference experience. We're still optimizing for showing people what we think is most important.
  • Paul Sloan 3/7/2013 6:42:30 PM
    All: Stream has ended - we are in Q&A part.
  • Donna Tam 3/7/2013 6:42:31 PM
    Zuck: we have the highest rank of retention. I think it's almost 60 percent of people who use facebook come back every day.
  • Donna Tam 3/7/2013 6:43:02 PM
    Q&A is over, folks.
  • Donna Tam 3/7/2013 6:43:20 PM
    Cue the music.
  • Josh Miller 3/7/2013 6:43:36 PM
  • Donna Tam 3/7/2013 6:43:40 PM
    Thanks for reading along! We're done here.
  • Paul Sloan 3/7/2013 6:43:52 PM
    Thanks all for coming and participating.
  • Casey Newton 3/7/2013 6:44:04 PM
  • Josh Miller 3/7/2013 6:44:28 PM
  • Casey Newton 3/7/2013 6:44:59 PM
    Check out our story on all the changes here: news.cnet.com
  • Casey Newton 3/7/2013 6:45:08 PM
    We'll see you next time! Goodbye.
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