Fighting Facebook Stupidity With Silence

When you see an inappropriate or misleading post by a parody/troll page that is taking advantage of a tragedy please refrain from venting your frustration as comments on the post, in fact refrain from any interaction with such pages. This is exactly what they want.

The more people interact with such pages and post the more organic reach the page and post will get, exposing the content of those pages to more people, who in turn will comment their frustration.

This is how Facebook’s EdgeRank algorithm works.

“EdgeRank is the Facebook algorithm that decides which stories appear in each user’s newsfeed. The algorithm hides boring stories, so if your story doesn’t score well, no one will see it.” – edgerank.net

If a post gets more interaction Facebook will identify it as an interesting story and show it to more people.

So lets make social media a safer and more respectful place by removing the power we ourselves give the trolls and  parodies by interacting with their content.

Comment wisely.

Advertisements

One thought on “Fighting Facebook Stupidity With Silence

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: