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Kristin Burnham
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9/10/2014 | 2:52:34 PM
Re: Interestiing ...
@Henrisha those types of posts likely contain viruses or are phishing attempts. Legitimate FB posts won't ask you to jump through hoops to view the content.
David F. Carr
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8/28/2014 | 5:25:37 PM
If you're trying to get your message out ...
... you just wish Facebook would pick a set of rules and stick with it, rather than punishing whatever tactics people find to be effective.

Most of this goes back to FB wanting you to pay for members' attention rather than finding ways to get it organically.
Ariella
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8/28/2014 | 8:30:29 AM
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LOl about "our new overloads." As for algorithms, I just have to share what I shared on my G+ stream yesterday. 
jgherbert
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8/27/2014 | 10:20:10 PM
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Well whether you are tempted by them or not, if I see fewer of these sad articles in my newsfeed I'll be happy. I'm not hugely keen on FB's attempts to figure out what I want to see, but what I don't want to see are stupid click-bait articles, so in that respect, I for one welcome our new overlords and their anti-clickbait algorithm.
Ariella
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8/27/2014 | 5:05:00 PM
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@Thomas if they are, they have the wrong bait for me. I'm not interested in celebrity scandals or even what FB considers newsworthy.
Henrisha
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8/27/2014 | 2:25:24 PM
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Unfortunately, some of these articles prompt you to share them before they reveal the content, which is extremely annoying. Others are also hidden hacks that, once clicked, automatically has you post that link to all of your friends' walls.
Henrisha
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Henrisha,
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8/27/2014 | 2:24:22 PM
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Unfortunately, that's a link you'll find on your news feed because so many just fall for the bait and click without listening to their rational side.
Henrisha
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8/27/2014 | 2:23:35 PM
Re: More fixing of what is not broken
Facebook exists not to connect you with long-lost friends or relatives. It's not there for you to share your life with people far away or to share pictures of your interests, pets, or babies. Facebook exists because it's a huge data mine with a potential ad base of hundreds of millions--at least that's how the people that run it see the social network.
Nemos
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8/27/2014 | 11:55:50 AM
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That is so true ;),actually do the following experiment, make a post and write some key words like money for instance and then check the advertising will show off at the right corner.
Nemos
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8/27/2014 | 11:52:22 AM
About FB
Although I am a daily user of almost all social media tools (FB,Google plus, Linkedin etc) from the other hand I believe that those tools drain out your productivity. Therefore I doubt if FB will be the same after some time from now that will cause the company to change many times the advertising policies and the way we (the users) read the news etc ...
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