Facebook Acknowledges Its Deeply Flawed News Feed Structure
Whatever your feelings about this year’s explosive election, there’s no denying that technology and the media has been — and still is — a huge part of it. Between celebrities’ Twitter responses to the election, the internet’s pleas with FLOTUS to run for POTUS in 2020 and the PSAs warning people to get IUDs now while they still can, there is a lot of information out there. Because we do get our news so fast, things are published quickly on the internet, and sometimes, there are mistakes. Many of us first hear about news stories from Facebook, and when that news isn’t real, that can cause some major issues.
Thankfully, Facebook has realized that its news algorithm — the thing that decides what stories to put at the top of your feed — is severely flawed, especially since the company got rid of its human newsfeed editors. Right now it’s far too easy to get a fake story trending, and even the good Samaritans trying to warn people in the comments section sometimes only add fuel to the fire (more comments gives a story a higher ranking).
Facebook VP of Product Management Adam Mosseri told TechCrunch, “We take misinformation on Facebook very seriously… we understand there’s so much more we need to do, and that is why it’s important that we keep improving our ability to detect misinformation. We’re committed to continuing to work on this issue and improve the experiences on our platform.”
Mosseri failed to specify exactly what the company intends to do to combat this issue, and while their awareness and pledge is a (small) step in the right direction, that’s not enough. Your 1.79 billion monthly active users deserve better, Facebook.
What’s the weirdest fake news story you’ve seen recently? Tweet us @BritandCo!
(h/t TechCrunch, photos via Justin Sullivan/Getty)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)