Facebook news feed: Understanding how and why certain updates appear

EdgeRank is the engine that powers the Facebook news feed, which informs so much of what we do online. Here’s an attempt to understand that engine.

EdgeRank is the engine that powers the personalized news feeds on Facebook.

Luckily, The Next Web is here to break it down for us.

If you understand this formula that TNW obtained, there’s really no reason to read on:

If you’re a normal human who showers regularly and takes out his or her trash, you probably need a bit more of an explanation. Here we go.

An edge is essentially a piece of content that shows up in other people’s feeds.

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