News Feed FYI: Click-baiting

Imran Hunzai:

No place for spammy content on Facebook Newsfeed.

Originally posted on Facebook Newsroom:

By Khalid El-Arini, Research Scientist and Joyce Tang, Product Specialist

Today we’re announcing some improvements to News Feed to help people find the posts and links from publishers that are most interesting and relevant, and to continue to weed out stories that people frequently tell us are spammy and that they don’t want to see. We’re making two updates, the first to reduce click-baiting headlines, and the second to help people see links shared on Facebook in the best format.

Click-Baiting Headlines

“Click-baiting” is when a publisher posts a link with a headline that encourages people to click to see more, without telling them much information about what they will see. Posts like these tend to get a lot of clicks, which means that these posts get shown to more people, and get shown higher up in News Feed.

News Feed FYI Click-baiting

However, when we asked people in an initial survey…

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No Mountain Too High – Another Achievement for Samina Baig and Mirza Ali

#AdventureDiplomacy: Great news coming in from Russia. Samina Baig and Mirza Ali have successfully climbed Elbrus – highest mountain in Russia.
Samina Baig becomes first women in the world to have climbed the highest peaks of all 7 continents.
Samina Baig and Mirza Ali

Samina Baig and Mirza Ali on Elbrus Summit

Mirza Ali will attempt to summit Mount Everest to create another record of the only siblings in the world to summit the highest peak in the world as well as the highest peaks in each of the 7 continents. He had abandoned his attempt previously just a few hundred meters from the summit to honor women equality.
Pakistan is proud of you Samina and Mirza!

 

Mein Bhi Pakistani Hoon

Mein bhi Pakistan hoon

Happy Independence Day of Pakistan :)

No matter what religion, sect, race, tribe or region you belong to; don’t forget that you are part of a beautiful and diverse nation that God has blessed Pakistan with.

Mein Punjabi hoon
Mein Sindhi hoon
Mein Balochi hoon
Mein Pakhtoon hoon
Mein Gilgiti hoon
Mein Baltistani hoon
Mein Kashmiri hoon
Mein Muslim hoon
Mein Hindu hoon
Mein Christian hoon

Lekin in sab sey barh kar yeh k mein ek PAKISTANI hoon aur mujhy apney PAKISTANI honey par naaz hai!

Diversity is strenght, celebrate it!

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Green flag on the top of the world

It has been over a month now that I am following the first ever Pakistan Gender Equality Expedition initiated by Pakistan Youth Outreach in association with a few foreign sponsors. Among others, the expedition includes two siblings from Shimshal Hunza in Gilgit Baltistan.

Today, I found the news on Facebook that both the siblings Samina Baig and Mirza Ali were able to successfully reach the summit of Mount Everest. This is such a huge news but unfortunately not yet covered by any mainstream media. This makes Samina Baig the youngest and only female mountaineer from Pakistan to conquer the highest mountain in the world. Also, Mirza Ali, who is a professional mountaineer, becomes youngest male mountaineer from Pakistan to reach Mount Everest Summit.

Samina Baig (21) and Mirza Ali (29) set out for the expedition last month. Mirza Ali used to send messages through his satellite phone while the receiver updated his personal blog. The last time I checked his blog the team had reached camp IV and were expecting to reach summit by 19th or 20th May. Finally at 7:40 AM Local Time they did it!

Congratulations and many prayers for a safe return.

I made this poster for Spectacular Pakistan.

Samina Baig and Mirza Ali mountaineers from Pakistan

“As a part of a Gender Equality Expedition by Pakistan Youth Outreach, two siblings from The Hunza Valley Samina Baig (21) and Mirza Ali (29) have reached the summit of Mount Everest (8,848m) on Sunday May 19, 2013) 7:40 AM Local Time.” – Spectacular Pakistan