So the whole “Calling Out Facebook” hoopla was way bigger than I ever imagined. I just sat down to vent my frustration and whoa! Who knew.
While we’re talking Facebook though, I wanted to check in with you all and have you weigh in on how the Facebook changes are affecting your FB usage. Specifically, “What do you think about the new ‘percentage of people reached’ stats showing up with each update?”
I think that they do EXACTLY what FB wants them to do: they make us crazy and, in turn, want to spend money to promote our posts that so that more people will see them. In a nutshell, it all still makes me feel manipulated.
I loved your comments that we should start our own site for small business owners, but sadly, the beauty of Facebook is that small business owners are able to connect with their friends and customers who aren’t on FB simply because of the brands that they follow. Rather, FB works because we can(or at least used to be able to) get all of our information in one continuous stream of information right on our home feed.
Facebook should take a cue from Twitter here. When I “follow” someone on Twitter I see all of their tweets– in real-time– because I opted to read what they have to say. It seems logical enough for me.
Is this not logical to the folks at FB?
Are YOU finally seeing the promoted posts and people reached statistics on your pages? I’m so curious.
In other news, have a lovely Tuesday! I’m off to paint trim. Come on over. I’m taking volunteers who have skill-z with a paintbrush. 😉