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(Huffington Post)   Your Facebook feed is about to get less annoying, and not by blocking the guy that is lashing out at everyone because a pretty girl dumped him   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 31
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2014-04-11 12:34:43 AM
Alrighty.  Course, I refused to participate in Like-baiting in the first place.
 
2014-04-11 12:58:15 AM
Install the F.B. Purity extension and it will hide all the stuff that you don't want including the whole right hand column.
 
2014-04-11 03:03:22 AM

wiseolddude: Install the F.B. Purity extension and it will hide all the stuff that you don't want including the whole right hand column.


What annoys me about the right hand column, is that if I do actually see something interesting there, it refreshes before my eyes and is replaced before I'm done reading.
 
2014-04-11 06:16:02 AM
+1 if you agree.
 
2014-04-11 07:28:32 AM

Alphax: Alrighty.  Course, I refused to participate in Like-baiting in the first place.


I've always liked bating.
 
2014-04-11 07:33:44 AM
Ditching "spammy links," so any stories that mislead users

What kind of shifty website would employ headlines that mislead users?!?


Mr. Fuzzypaws: +1 if you agree.


*"Funny" button clicked*
 
2014-04-11 07:45:34 AM
So, it's going to get worse under the pretenses of getting better?
 
2014-04-11 07:53:53 AM
They are going to block people from linking to foxnews.com articles?
 
2014-04-11 08:03:56 AM

RedPhoenix122: So, it's going to get worse under the pretenses of getting better?


Probably. The problem with reducing 'like' baiting is that small businesses try to maintain a presence and get completely washed away. I've spent over $200 on advertising with them (my gross sales is below the poverty line, so bear that in mind) and other than a couple hundred 'fans', it's done pretty much nothing for my brand. The only customer who's ever contacted me through it got the link from a packing slip I include. The rest is all my friends which is sort of depressing.
 
2014-04-11 08:11:14 AM
As long as Facebook's revenue model is based on holding major corporations' brand reach for ransom, your news feed quality is not going to get any better.
 
2014-04-11 08:16:26 AM
If this actually works, then it'll be great.  We'll see how it is implemented.
 
2014-04-11 08:25:34 AM

Cymbal: They are going to block people from linking to foxnews.com articles?


And if that friend of my wife posts one more screed against circumcision...
 
2014-04-11 08:39:17 AM
You mean my old neighbor will stop posting every right-wing news item?  You mean my current neighbor will stop posting every left-wing news item (and telling me white people are racist)?
 
2014-04-11 08:41:39 AM
Banning Upworthy and HuffPo click bait would go a long way in making Facebook less irritating.  That and idiotic Buzzfeed "Which model of dildo are you?" surveys.
 
2014-04-11 08:55:35 AM
I've all but abandoned Facebook. It turns out my friends and family are just not that interesting, and neither am I.
 
2014-04-11 09:12:39 AM

ladyfortuna: RedPhoenix122: So, it's going to get worse under the pretenses of getting better?

Probably. The problem with reducing 'like' baiting is that small businesses try to maintain a presence and get completely washed away. I've spent over $200 on advertising with them (my gross sales is below the poverty line, so bear that in mind) and other than a couple hundred 'fans', it's done pretty much nothing for my brand. The only customer who's ever contacted me through it got the link from a packing slip I include. The rest is all my friends which is sort of depressing.


The thing about social marketing is, you can't grow your audience that way- you start with the audience, then market to them using channels like facebook, twitter, etc.

How you get the audience, well, that's the hard part.* But not via facebook ads, that's for sure.

Frankly, the fact that facebook took their previously-working functionality (your friends can see what you like/post about) and turned into a money grab (your friends see what you like, if the person or business you liked forked out MASSIVE dough) is just all kinds of dickish. Unfortunately, for a lot of people, that's their only social media thing. So once you have an audience there, the only way to reach them is to fork over the cash.

*To grow an audience, get a time machine, go back ten years, post regularly and consistently, be funny and engaging for ten years. It's the only reliable way.
 
2014-04-11 09:13:45 AM
That guy is the worst.
 
2014-04-11 09:13:46 AM
Unlikely tag was on vacation?
 
2014-04-11 09:57:40 AM

Close2TheEdge: Banning Upworthy and HuffPo click bait would go a long way in making Facebook less irritating.  That and idiotic Buzzfeed "Which model of dildo are you?" surveys.


Uch . Which dog vine would you be on game of thrones?
 
2014-04-11 10:01:50 AM

Cymbal: They are going to block people from linking to foxnews.com articles?


You can already do this.  Click the little down arrow in the top right corner of the post.

I was so happy the day I was able to start blocking BuzzFeed.

(Not 100% effective, though, depends on how they link to it.)
 
2014-04-11 10:16:39 AM
Mr_bunny?
 
2014-04-11 10:41:56 AM
Mr. Lonely is a movie?
 
2014-04-11 10:46:03 AM

ladyfortuna: RedPhoenix122: So, it's going to get worse under the pretenses of getting better?

Probably. The problem with reducing 'like' baiting is that small businesses try to maintain a presence and get completely washed away. I've spent over $200 on advertising with them (my gross sales is below the poverty line, so bear that in mind) and other than a couple hundred 'fans', it's done pretty much nothing for my brand. The only customer who's ever contacted me through it got the link from a packing slip I include. The rest is all my friends which is sort of depressing.


I own a reasonably successful small business, but other than a few accounts on related forums where I occasionally post I have no personal or business social media accounts. No Facebook. No Twitter. No LinkedIn. I get so many "invitations" to join them that I have them all automatically sent to my Thunderbird junk folder.

What I do have is an active and up-to-date website, a business that responds promptly to my customers queries, questions and input. I answer my phone and get back to people quickly so they know I value their business. Fark is my one non-business related time waster. OTOH, it took me 6 years to break into sales in the 6-figure range, so there's that. We're growing strongly year-to-year now, though, and will have to add more people this year. So hang in there. If you have something worthwhile it can grow.
 
2014-04-11 10:51:38 AM

Stone Meadow: I own a reasonably successful small business, but other than a few accounts on related forums where I occasionally post I have no personal or business social media accounts. No Facebook. No Twitter. No LinkedIn.


Have you seen Mr. Nobody?
 
2014-04-11 11:50:12 AM

Big Butter Jesus: Stone Meadow: I own a reasonably successful small business, but other than a few accounts on related forums where I occasionally post I have no personal or business social media accounts. No Facebook. No Twitter. No LinkedIn.

Have you seen Mr. Nobody?


No, and had never heard of it until you asked. Why?
 
2014-04-11 11:53:49 AM

Stone Meadow: Big Butter Jesus: Stone Meadow: I own a reasonably successful small business, but other than a few accounts on related forums where I occasionally post I have no personal or business social media accounts. No Facebook. No Twitter. No LinkedIn.

Have you seen Mr. Nobody?

No, and had never heard of it until you asked. Why?


Mr. Nobody is a thing. A real sad thing.
 
2014-04-11 06:12:33 PM
Lolzy Mr. Nobody indeedie.
 
2014-04-11 06:14:44 PM

make me some tea: That guy is the worst.


SNERK
 
2014-04-11 06:21:19 PM
Y'all better be quiet before he sends over his ghosts to haunt you.
 
2014-04-11 10:53:18 PM

Close2TheEdge: Banning Upworthy and HuffPo click bait would go a long way in making Facebook less irritating.  That and idiotic Buzzfeed "Which model of dildo are you?" surveys.


Yeah, I ignore those surveys, but it IS annoying that stuff posted by my friends seems to get filtered by FB. If they post it, I should see it. Also, since I don't use it that much, I don't think everyone sees what I post, which defeats the point of posting.

I like the idea(if I'm understanding it right) of not re-showing a post if you already got it in your feed and another friend shared it. It would definitely reduce the clutter, but since everyone follows George Takei, I don't need to see the post again when one of my friends shares it.

Maybe it's just too much of a PITA? I could just go back to not using it. The site and the software seem like it was banned out by 10,000 monkeys in a warehouse...
 
2014-04-12 10:49:46 AM
Bringing back "most recent" by default, and not farking it up with "so and so liked this" bullshiat?

*clicks article*

Nope. More curation to shape traffic and encourage profitable users.
 
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