Facebook fiddles with filters

Changes aim to focus on 'relevance' in newsfeeds.

Facebook has updated its newsfeed algorithm in a bid to improve relevance.

Two new factors will be considered when determining the importance of a story.  Weight will be given to updates that correlate to news topics that are currently trending on Facebook.  A similar filter will be applied to personal updates, which will drop down in position once the conversation/comments begins to tail off then these stories too will fall down the newsfeed.

Sources: Facebook; The Digital Reader.