Posts Tagged ‘social media’

So facebook has made reaction counts private. They make a fair point, some people do only react to the like count. I don’t do those sort of posts, posts aimed at people that low end of the IQ scale, nor do I watch them. Still I worry that facebook believes so many of it’s users are low IQ that it needs to police their reactions, not sure what it says or if it’s about us or about facebook.
 
Now we know facebooks lie (my bet) covering the fact they probably don’t want people knowing certain sorts of posting are popular, what does it mean for us.
 
Well, it means none of us know if the people we’re following are getting any viewership firstly. It doesn’t tell you if your position is popular, which can stop a feedback loop but can also stop you questioning your position. It doesn’t let you know what the political social trend is, handy in a US pre-election period, and, it may mean people feel less inclined to tag a rapid response and effect any possible algorithms that could be keeping you out of people’s feeds.
 
Thank you facebook, you fucked shit up even more.
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