In Which I Asks the Facebooks

Wed 11 Jan 2017 - Filed under: Not a Journal. | 5 Comments | Posted by: Gavin

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5 Responses to “In Which I Asks the Facebooks”

  1. Asha Vose on January 11th, 2017 3:35 pm

    A few years ago Facebook began to ‘choke’ the feeds of companies and individuals for company gain. The result is if you have 1,000 Facebook likes that follow your brand, and you only get 10% of the usual people it reaches 100 people. Facebook determines this by the number of likes/comments/shares that your post gets right after it’s posted. If Facebook thinks your post is popular, it shows it to more of your fan base the 1,000 users. Although, racism sounds like a saner reason for your problem . . .

  2. Gavin on January 11th, 2017 3:38 pm

    Don’t I know it! The posts now get seen by many less people … unless I want to “boost” them for a fee. Which I mostly don’t. But there are some authors and books where my posts are barely seen compared to others. Sure, a story about Ted Chiang in the New Yorker will get passed around as it fills us all with joy. A story about a Black Comix Arts Fest on MLK Jr. weekend, however, FB says, nah, no one wants to see that….

  3. Asha Vose on January 11th, 2017 5:06 pm

    Have you tried posting a controversial opinion on the festival? Facebook doesn’t discern between “people are viewing/commenting on this post to argue about it’s subject matter” and “this post is popular for it’s unique content.”
    P.S. Love your press.

  4. Asha Vose on January 11th, 2017 5:06 pm

    Poor use of it’s, my apologies.

  5. Gavin on January 12th, 2017 9:22 am

    No worries. I posted something about “a e-bike” on twitter the other day. This world is having it’s (sic) affect (sic) on all of us. I don’t know that I have controversial opinions to post, will think about it, though, thanks — as ever!

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