Facebook announced Tuesday that they are adding two new changes to their newsfeed algorithm.
Via AllFacebook: “Story Bumping”, which allows engaging posts you haven’t seen to be bumped up to the top of News Feed later in the day, and “Last Actor”, which takes into account the last 50 engagements a user has performed, and gives those users a slight bump up in News Feed ranking.”
Based on test results. these changes will help make users’ content more visible. On their blog, Facebook explains: “With so many stories, there is a good chance people would miss something they wanted to see if we displayed a continuous, unranked stream of information. Our ranking isn’t perfect, but in our tests, when we stop ranking and instead show posts in chronological order, the number of stories people read and the likes and comments they make decrease.”
This is good news for Headliner members. Whenever someone recommends you, we provide a direct link to the post so you can engage new audiences directly. With “Story Bumping” and “Last Actor”, there is a better chance for your recommendations to be “refreshed” in the newsfeed when someone (including you) engages with the post.
We are looking forward to seeing how this improves engagement levels and we’ll be keeping you posted. Meantime, let us know how these changes are working out for you.
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One of the great things about music is the way it can unite people from all over the world. It has often been said to be a universal language. At Headliner, we support indie artists of all kinds, from all over the world. In the past few months, we’ve come to know and dig Sham MCs, a Syrian rap group who gets the DIY indie grind, the importance of fan engagement and promotes positivity and consciousness among diverse people through their unique mix of Middle Eastern sounds and Hip Hop. They are walking their talk; in their own words: “Headliner fm taught me, Don’t live to survive, live to be worldwide.”
More on Sham MCs:
The Sham MCs would be taking the Syrian hip-hop scene by storm — if they weren’t creating the genre as they go.
The group is all about crossing barriers — rapping in both English and Arabic and mixing hip-hop with the sounds of traditional Arabic music, while avoiding the lyrical clichés of both genres.
The nine-member crew is a mix of Syrian Christians, Muslims and followers of new age spirituality. They’re taking advantage of more accessible recording technology, and the social media tools that have fueled uprisings in other Middle Eastern countries, to spread their music to a Syrian audience they say is hungry for hip-hop.
MC Mic Son, who learned English from an online Ebonics course, took us into the studio during a recording session for the Sham MC’s second album.
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The cover story for this week’s Billboard Magazine is The 10 Top Music Startups of 2011, and Headliner.fm is very happy to be ranked #4 on the list by the industry bible’s editors.
In the write up, Anthony Bruno and Glenn Peoples cite how Headliner.fm was able to identify and solve a challenge facing many independent musicians: marketing. Speaking with Mike More, they highlight Headliner’s ability to apply the new social web to the old opening act model using its unique recommendation platform. It also points to Headliner’s member base tripling in growth as proof of how Headliner successfully uses the social web’s open graph to help artists of all kinds reach new audiences with targeted, organic messages.
But, don’t take it from us. Click the article to enlarge it and read for yourself. There are a lot of exciting developments in the works at Headliner. Although we came in at #4 this time, you better believe we’ve got our eyes on the #1 spot. Thanks again to every Headliner.fm member and all the connected fans that have supported the product and make our collective success possible.
A picture’s worth a thousand words, so we understand it’s important to make sure your Headliner avatar represents you and your music correctly. Occasionally people trying to change their image on the Headliner accounts ask, “How come I can’t upload an image?”
The reason is simple: We don’t host images, we pull them from your social networks (just like we don’t host music and pull it from your SoundCloud if it’s linked). When you join Headliner and link your networks, you should then be able to select a photo from one of those networks. If you changed your photo recently, it might take a while to show up. If you still don’t see it, let us know and we’ll take a look at your account.