Facebook changes its news feed algorithm, or anything else?

You may have heard about the change of Facebook’s news feed algorithm. And then you may ask, “why should I care about it?” Well, yes, that’s a good question, though. From the user perspective, I lately tried logging in to the platform, and actually there was nothing change, compared with last couple of weeks ago. There were still less updates from “real” people, instead of from groups and pages. And of course the promoted posts still exist. Or is it just the algorithm that hasn’t yet implemented to all their servers around the globe?pexels-photo-267482.jpeg

I don’t know, but let’s come back to your question, why it matters to you if they change their sort of algorithm to show you which updates you worth reading. From what I read on Medium here, there are 3 main reason behind the change of algorithm:

  1. Priority of personal over the public.
  2. Priority of commenting on likes and views.
  3. Priority of quality over quantity.

So basically Facebook want to prioritize the user posts rather than other else, like ads; and they want to retain the users. As I read somewhere in the web that recently Facebook users spent less time on the platform in the last quarter of last year.

The real uproar is actually would occured in the marketing world (read the first link above). With the decrease of ads display in the feed, it certainly would make marketing in this platform quite challenging. Just let’s see the changes.

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KDE: Like no other

I had lately just realized that I lost something crucial from KDE. Something that took me to love it, ’till now. It’s the built-in Hijra calendar system in Plasma desktop, which was included in (at least until) KDE SC 4.x.

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Screenshot taken at a few years earlier

But, since KDE Plasma 5 rolled out, I was so excited for its fresh new look that I almost forgot about the Hijra calendar widget which I used to see. Perhaps it was still in beta phase, then. So, I didn’t take it into account. But, until now, it hasn’t appeared yet.

Then suddenly I wanted to switch KDE with any other DE in my Fedora because of the lack of Hijri calendar. I’ve tried –only– LXQt then. Still, GNOME is not my choice, I don’t know either. But it didn’t last longer. My soul has apparently been connected and felt comfort to KDE. It’s like irreplaceable in my heart. Just like you, my dear. 🙂

We Bare Bears

Hi, it’s me again! 😁 This time, I just want to finish off the last draft post in this blog. A kind of monument of my overwhelming procrastination, as this post was actually drafted in January this year. The draft was containing a phrase and a link as follow:

We Bare Bears https://g.co/kgs/FTfbvV

Yeah, just like that. I remember what was it: title of a TV show. I have forgot how excited I was when I watched it, then though. But I supposed to be enjoying it so much that I wanted to share it to the world. Just click the link above and you’ll find out what in the earth is that show. Hope you enjoy it as well.

Another ending

Hallo Leute! Wie geht es Ihnen?

Wow, it’s been a while since my last post here. I just too lazy and dizzy to write post in English. So, I just procrastinated and on and on, until I realize that this is year end! Amazing!

Actually I have at least 3 drafts to be completed, but I don’t know why I stopped then. So instead, I wanna post this kind of junk post to tell the world that this blog is not dead, yet. Maybe I’ll publish them after this.

That’s all, I think. See you next year, that means 4 days left from now.

Ubuntu Mate 16.04 ARM

I used to write about Kubuntu when its new version was released. But for now, since my HDD is rather broken, and I have bought Raspberry Pi instead, so I want to write about Mate flavor of Ubuntu which fit to the ARM platform. Actually I want to install KDE on it, but I’m not sure about the performance.

Last month, the new long-term supported Ubuntu version was released. The main flavor with Unity has not yet brought awaited Unity 8 with Mir display server. And for my favorite flavor, Kubuntu, it has brought the newest KDE Plasma 5 for the desktop. Unfortunately I cannot play with it until I repair my PC. Maybe not only repairing, but also I ought to buy a new HDD as well.

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Ghost blog

I don’t write about a blog written by a ghost. But, I want to tell you about a blogging platform, called Ghost1.

Ghost was created to simplify the process of online publishing for individual bloggers as well as online publications, Wikipedia says2.

The project was initiated due to the complexity of WordPress. That said, WordPress is growing yet becoming more than a blogging platform. So, Ghost try to bring back how blogging should be: simple.

ghost blog admin page

Simple, eh?

Blogging with Ghost needs a knowlegde of Markdown3 syntax. As you can see at above image, you type your post in the left pane with Markdown, and the right pane will show you the live preview.

To run your blog using Ghost, you need at least a VPS, as it runs on Node.js which most of traditional shared hosting don’t offer the service.

Blogging 101

Hello everybody. Assalamu’alaikum for Muslims. (Versi Bahasa Indonesia tulisan ini mungkin ada di halaman 2)

First of all, I’ll tell you, this is my first experience for joining Blogging 101. While actually I’ve start blogging –especially with WordPress.com– since a few years ago.

Okay, for the first assignment, I’ll post about myself and the reason why I join the Blogging 101 courses.

About Me

My name is Slamet Badwi, just an ordinary person who enjoy blogging. 🙂

I’m a self learner, particularly for Linux Ubuntu. I have known it for about 5 or 6 years, but I began using it since 1-2 years ago. Now, I teach myself some programming skills, such as PHP, Javascript and Qt C++.

I speak Javanese for daily basis, and Indonesian when I speak to other people of different tribes. You know, there are so many tribes with their own languages and cultures in my country, Indonesia. This is what we usually proud of: multicultural harmony.

Why being here?

I used to read books while in the school for a couple of years ago. Now, I enjoy sharing my thoughts and ideas by blogging. In my case, I like to share about Linux, particularly Ubuntu, and a few programming stuffs.

Besides, I also like learning a few languages, including English. And of course, I’m trying to improve my English skill. So that’s why I join this course. I mean, I hope I can write more English post in my blog so that I can learn it as well.

And after finding out that the participants of this course are so enthusiastic, I think I should learn how to socialize with others. And it makes me more courageous for blogging, although I cannot ensure that I have spare time or chances for it.

That’s all, I think. I hope you understand this post, you know what I mean. Thanks.