Facebook testing a Snooze button to mute people and pages
Dec 17, 2017, 01:09
Facebook is slowly rolling out the Snooze feature and it may take a few days for people to see it in their news feeds.
The snooze feature is based on research that people are more happy using social media when they interact with people they like, versus just browsing the news feed, which some research says can be depressing.
With Snooze you can give yourself a break from your friend for up to 30 days at a time.
They present both positive and negative research on social media and write about what Facebook is doing to combat the negatives and prioritize the positives.
The company also posted a blog co-written by research director David Ginsberg and Moira Burke, a research scientist at Facebook, on Friday titled: "Hard Questions: Is Spending Time on Social Media Bad for Us?". It grants users yet another element of control over their own Facebook experience, and keeps the News Feed - to some extent, at least - in the hands of its readers.
"We want Facebook to be a place for meaningful interactions with your friends and family - enhancing your relationships offline, not detracting from them". However, in essence all these functions are aimed at giving you control over what you see on your Facebook Newsfeed.
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It now seems that there is a possibility to discover additional terror tunnels, which challenges Hamas from restraining itself. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking in Paris, described the new system as a "tremendous technological innovation".
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