This seems clear on the ‘gut level’ just from using the FB and Twitter, but it is always good to dig a bit deeper and understand the why and how of something one can observe.

“Facebook’s model may be better suited for creating a network of actual friends and close relationships, and for keeping the conversation civil, but it isn’t nearly as conducive to following a breaking-news story like Ferguson, unless you have taken the time to construct lists of sources you follow for just such an occasion. And then there’s the other aspect of the Facebook environment that makes it more problematic as a news source: namely, the fact that Facebook’s newsfeed is filtered by the site’s powerful ranking algorithms.” (via Twitter vs. Facebook as a news source: Ferguson shows the downsides of an algorithmic filter — Tech News and Analysis)

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