The ability to add users as friends is one of the most important mechanics of any social network. The vast majority of interactions occur between users who are friends with each other. They see and comment on each other’s posts in their news feeds and go to their friends lists…

Hi, everyone. I’m Anver from the CoreML team at VK, where I design and improve algorithms for news feed ranking.

Improving ranking algorithms usually results in improving the click-through rates(CTRs) of users’ actions (e.g., CTR of likes, CTR of comments, etc.). We will refer to these metrics as short-term metrics.

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