In this episode of the science cartoon series “Out There,” one woman’s delightfully wholesome tableau becomes, upon closer examination, a horrific scene of horror. That’s nature for you. Cartoon by Ted Rall and Stephanie McMillan.
Another day, another chapter in Facebook’s love/hate relationship with the media.
Facebook announced on Wednesday that it has once again changed the secret recipe that decides what to show its users in their Newsfeeds. What might mean a few more baby pictures for the average users could mean a serious decline in audience for media companies that rely on the social network for distribution.
This isn’t the first time that Facebook has tweaked its algorithm (nor will it be the last), but it seems poised to be the biggest change since July 2015 when Facebook became the top Internet traffic referrer — a title it could conceivably give up if the change is as dramatic as some seem to fear. Read more…