News Feed FYI: Click-baiting

Facebook Newsroom

By Khalid El-Arini, Research Scientist and Joyce Tang, Product Specialist

Today we’re announcing some improvements to News Feed to help people find the posts and links from publishers that are most interesting and relevant, and to continue to weed out stories that people frequently tell us are spammy and that they don’t want to see. We’re making two updates, the first to reduce click-baiting headlines, and the second to help people see links shared on Facebook in the best format.

Click-Baiting Headlines

“Click-baiting” is when a publisher posts a link with a headline that encourages people to click to see more, without telling them much information about what they will see. Posts like these tend to get a lot of clicks, which means that these posts get shown to more people, and get shown higher up in News Feed.

News Feed FYI Click-baiting

However, when we asked people in an initial survey…

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12 Tips for DSLR Beginners


autumn-fall-photography-dry-leaves-canon-eos-30d-facebook-cover1.jpgBelow are DSLR tips that I would give, and have given to a DSLR beginner, so these should get you started:

1. Don’t get out of auto mode – only if you want to

2. Shoot, Shoot, Shoot and then Shoot some more

3. Have fun

4. You’re not going to be Ansel Adams over night

5. Learn how your camera works

6. Shoot in RAW

7. Post Processing is not the work of the Devil

8. Share your photos

9. Check your gear before you go out

10. Look for inspiration

11. Buy more gear

12. Read the Photographer blog

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Top Live Acts of 2014

Consequence of Sound

If you scroll down to the very bottom of the page and click on “About Us,” you’ll find a mission statement we take seriously: “Consequence of Sound is the missing link between mainstream pop culture and the underground.” Year after year, we get better at putting that idea into action. Our live coverage — from giant festivals like Coachella and Bonnaroo to stadiums and arenas to theaters and clubs — aims to feature what both we and our readers feel is important.

In years past, we never ventured off to Miley Cyrus or Katy Perry concerts, but this year we did and found out that big pop spectacles are actually a pretty great time. We also tried to incorporate more EDM live coverage into the mix. We still focused on the major markets of Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York, but we also established San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta…

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Five of Katy Perry’s Beauty Tricks You Need to Try

Katy Perry's Beauty

Not only is Katy Perry a musical sensation worldwide, but she is a style and beauty icon to her fans and for the rest of Hollywood. People love Katie’s style because she changes it so often and never lets her look get stale or boring. Plus, she’s not afraid to try something crazy, which makes her a trendsetter for girls and women of all ages. Katy uses her natural beauty as a canvas for sometimes outlandish and whimsical looks, but she always looks amazing. With all her different looks, there’s sure to be one that fits your style and preference, so read on to learn how you can steal the perfect look from Katy.

There are Five of Katy Perry’s Beauty Tricks You Need to Try:

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caitlin + rich // married at mt. hood organic farms

shelby brakken photography

i met this rad couple last december and we spent an afternoon making engagement photos in nw portland. this past october they got hitched on mt. hood and the day was perfect:::there were golden apples on the tables and pears in the orchard; there were lawn games and whiskey drinks and after the sun went down, there was an incredible view of mt. hood underneath a night sky full of stars. i loved celebrating with these two and witnessing all the magic of their day…

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How Important is Product Photography in E-commerce?



Product photography is a huge aspect that you need to think about when trying to persuade people in to buy your stuff.

Did you know that people remember 80 percent of what they see, and just 20 percent of what they read? The power of an image is hard to ignore, and if you’re not including great images of your products then you could be losing out on some serious sales.

The truth is, the better your stuff looks, the more you will sell.

So we’ve created a photography cheat sheet for you to download below, giving you plenty of awesome tips to help you take professional product photos, without having to break the bank.

But before you download our cheat sheet, check out these top 4 thing’s to consider, when planning your product photography:

  1. Choose a set amount of images

The first thing you need to consider when planning your product photography is how many images…

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