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Facebook Is Changing Their News Feed Format

Mark Zuckerberg announced on Thursday that Facebook will be making some big changes to user’s news feeds.

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Facebook has announced that it will be ditching it’s current news feed format, and that it will return to emphasizing posts by family and friends. CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg has said that this change is intended to allow more meaningful interaction with content that people see on Facebook.

“The research shows that when we use social media to connect wtih people we care about, it can be good for our well-being,” Mark Zuckerberg wrote Thursday.

The company has stated that people will spend less time on Facebook after these changes, which they view as a good thing. This is so users use Facebook in more valuable ways, interacting with the people most important to them, even if the total time spent on the website is less.

The company’s shares are already being impacted by this news, sliding more than five percent in premarket trading on Friday.

There also has been some concern among experts about whether this change will keep people in their own social and political bubble, not allowing them to see content outside of their social sphere. This could then reinforce their own beliefs and prevent them from exploring and understanding other ones.

Zuckerberg’s full announcment can be read below:

One of our big focus areas for 2018 is making sure the time we all spend on Facebook is time well spent.We built…

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday, January 11, 2018

Caitlin Wills is a senior journalism major at the University of Colorado Boulder with a minor in creative writing. She has written for various websites including The Odyssey Online and The Tempest, and currently writes album reviews for MXDWN. After she graduates in May, she hopes to find a career in music journalism but is open to any full-time job offers. Follow her on Twitter @caitlinjherrera.

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Kylie Jenner’s Tweet Really Didn’t Help Snap’s Stock Value

Sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore?

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Snapchat’s parent company, Snap Inc., had a 6.1 percent drop in shares and lost $1.3 billion in market value on Thursday. This happened after a tweet from Kylie Jenner was posted Thursday afternoon.

Jenner expressed her opinion of Snapchat on Twitter by saying, “sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it just me… ugh this is so sad.” Snapchat was redesigned earlier this month, giving the app an entirely different look. Perhaps this new update is the reason for Jenner’s apparent Snapchat boycott.

Earlier this week, Citigroup analysts even downgraded Snap Inc.’s stock from “Neutral” to “Sell” after a flood of negative reviews following the automatic update to the app on users’ phones.

Jenner tweeted again soon after her initial post. She says she still loves Snapchat, even calling it her “first love.”

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There’s Another iOS bug Crashing iPhones, iMessage and Other Apps

Looks like we’ve got a few new bad Apples.

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A bug discovered earlier this week is capable of crashing iPhones, iMessages and various messaging apps, like Facebook messenger and WhatsApp. The news was first reported by Italian blog Mobile World,

The bug is an Indian language (Telugu) character that can be sent through messaging platforms on any Apple product that runs iOS 11 or macOS. Apple users will be unable to open their message app once the bug has been sent.

According to The Verge, the only way for users to recover their message app is to have someone send another message, try to access messages and delete the thread of messages with the special character.

This discovery comes after Apple found multiple software issues before the end of 2017. Apple plans to address the new bug with a new iOS update before the spring release of iOS 11.3. While the bug crashes iMessages with iOS11 or 11.2, those with the beta version of iOS1.3 are immune to the issue.

Apple products encountered similar problems in past experiences thanks to other special characters, links or videos. 2015 brought a small string of text that would shut an iPhone down, in 2016 there was a 5-second video that crashed iPhones and 2017 had a link that would freeze an iPhone completely.

Apple will address these issues soon with an updated version of iOS 11.2.

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Missouri State Student Emails 22 Women with the Same Name After Wrong Tinder Swipe

A modern-day love story.

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Missouri State University student, Hayden Moll, emailed over 20 women from MSU with the same name after a missed connection on the popular dating app, Tinder.

Moll accidentally swiped left on the app on a woman named “Claudia’s” photo, which typically means the person swiping does not wish to connect with the other. He quickly went to work finding Claudia after realizing his mistake of not swiping right.

He only had two things to go by: that she attended MSU and her name is Claudia.

MSU is a public university and provides school email addresses to the public. Moll used this information to his advantage and emailed 22 women with the name “Claudia” in hopes of finding the one he was looking for.

According to Fox 2 News in St. Louis, Claudia Alley shared screenshots of Moll’s email along with her Tinder profile photo acknowledging that she is the Claudia he had been searching for.

Moll and Alley plan to go on a doughnut date sometime soon.

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