I'm hoping to change my social profile a bit. In my first assessment I think my FB percentage was over 51%. I bet I can get it down to 40% over the next 90 days. (grin) It's worth a shot.
"Would you pay for your use of Facebook? Would you pay a subscription fee?" Um, it's starting to happen. And it's really expensive.
In this digital world, I am a broadcaster. I am asking you to listen to my stories. I am publishing them in as many digital forms as I can. But when ZUCK and CO. begin to sell me without compensating me, well, then I get a bit more defensive. It's going to happen. We don't know exactly how, or what, or why, because we/they haven't invented it yet. But HOME is the first step along the slippery slope of asking Facebook to become your Wingman for Life.
Yes, so the largest social network is concerned about our safety outside of Facebook. Ha! Our "safety" within Facebook is even more concerning, don't you think? For a company that resets their privacy policies daily, to rejigger their opportunities to make money of the content you post, content they now OWN.
You don't want to friend everyone who contacts you on Facebook. That's common sense. BUT, did you know, if you keep that request in limbo, if you don't say NO, your activity will show up in the requestor's updates as if you had said YES?
Sure, Facebook would like you to friend more people. In fact they show the "People You May Know" on the right side of the page. BUT, if you friend too many people and they click NO on that little message "Do You Know this Person Outside of Facebook?" you will hit the unofficial speed limit. You will be blocked from adding any new people for 7 days. Um, why is that?
Facebook's casual and "friendly" filtering is NOT designed to improve your experience, it is designed to sell your experience. And that sucks.
Don’t be surprised to find you WALL filtered and your preference reset to “Top Stories” from time to time. So go check it now. And tell Facebook to stop filtering your content.
Have you heard of the Filter Bubble? It's when Google (yes they do it) or Facebook (they filter about 80% of what you see) and even Twitter (started "filtering by…
If you get it straight, about Facebook's motivation, you'll probably alter your behavior on Facebook. And maybe you'll call me up for a cup of coffee rather than giving me a LIKE on Facebook and assuming we're "in-touch."