Brett Molina, USA Today
Facebook users might notice some subtle changes to their News Feed.
social network says they are updating the feature to highlight more
"high quality content" such as news stories. Facebook says average
referral traffic from Facebook to media sites has surged 170% in the
past year, and users seem more drawn to the higher quality articles.
soon, we'll be doing a better job of distinguishing between a high
quality article on a website versus a meme photo hosted somewhere other
than Facebook when people click on those stories on mobile," reads a
statement from Varun Kacholia, Facebook's engineering manager, and
software engineer Minwen Ji.
Facebook will start adding related
links with news stories, to help users find more content. Also, older
stories generating newer comments will bump back up near the top of News