As you already know that the newsfeed as we know it will be dead before long, you now have Stories in groups as well as your pages and profiles. It’s the future. People are looking for real life and honest conversations.

 

But last week Facebook announced some major changes to clamp down on fake news and unscrupulous groups.

 

It’s all to stop the recent abuse and misinformation doing the rounds. Basically, they are going to be policing the platform a lot more with something called Click-Gap which I think is a good thing.

 

There’s lots of lazy marketers out there sharing click bait content just for the views, not putting any work in themselves and just out for vanity metrics. Likes and shares that don’t even really belong to them because they haven’t created anything so why should they get rewarded just for jumping on the bandwagon?

 

Of course, it’s not just lazy marketers abusing the platform we’ve all heard about the nefarious ways it’s been abused by politicians and people in power.

 

The platform could never continue the way it has done for the past decade, a downward slope of abuse once people realised what they could get away with. They had to clean up the mess and set some rules.

 

Personally, I think it’s a good thing. It’ll bring about more originality and creativity and get rid of the dead wood who just regurgitate other people’s hard work.

 

It’s like the sheriff coming into Dodge to clear out the trouble-makers and make the town a safe and happy place again.

 

Yvonne “Deputy Sheriff” Radley

 

What do you think to the changes, let us know in the comments x

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