A news feed is a feed full of content related to news and/or news sources. The most common examples of a news feed could be social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter, where a user’s profile is full of accounts sharing the latest news from their friends, media channels, and pages.
Creating a News Feed is as easy as creating an XML file and placing a link to it on the website so that users or visitors can consume this information through a click. An important detail is that the XML file should follow determined conditions to qualify for being a feed. The most common ways for doing so are:
The Google News Feed is one of the most amazing examples of today’s news feeds. It works as a fully personalized stream of articles, videos, and more kinds of content. The feed’s algorithm works with items from the search story and the topics chosen to follow by the user, as well as the location and the data obtained from the user’s interaction with the platform.
The users use Google News to keep up with the newest headlines. Still, not everybody realizes that news is completely targeted to the user’s data and that it is possible to customize the Google News to get different headlines.
The settings on a user’s Googles News can be adjusted to:
This can be done by typing in the search bar news.google.com or directly opening the Google News app and at the top of the page searching for topics, locations, and sources and deciding which ones to follow or unfollow.
The Facebook algorithm works in many different ways because it gathers user’s data from the way they interact with the platform. It goes from understanding the likes and reactions a person gives to certain kinds of posts to analyzing the conversations and keywords that take place in Facebook Messenger. But besides this, a user can personalize his Facebook News Feed setting.
The steps to follow to change the Facebook News Feed settings are: