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Facebook Says It Won't Separate News Feed After All

Users in Bolivia, Cambodia, Guatemala, Serbia, Slovakia and Sri Lanka tested the change

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    Facebook Says It Won't Separate News Feed After All
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    In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia.

    Facebook announced Thursday that it won't be splitting the News Feed into two after all, CNBC reported.

    The social media site said it was ending testing of the change, which would have pushed publisher content onto a second feed away from posts by family and friends. 

    "People don't want two separate feeds," Adam Mosseri, Head of News Feed, said in a blog post. "In surveys, people told us they were less satisfied with the posts they were seeing, and having two separate feeds didn't actually help them connect more with friends and family."

    Users in the six test markets — Bolivia, Cambodia, Guatemala, Serbia, Slovakia and Sri Lanka — reported separating the feed made it harder to find important information, Mosseri said.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)