In universities across the world media and communications lecturers are all preaching one thing – print media is dead.
Here at Man of Many, we know this all too well. Much of our success and one of the reasons we even exist in the first place, is because of the meteoric rise of social media. Gone are the days of grabbing the newspaper from the bottom of the drive and no longer will you receive your latest issue of your favourite magazines in the mail. Today, the biggest distributors of news are Google, Facebook and Twitter.
So to that end, we’ve always used Facebook to share our favourite articles and top content with a network of readers and gear enthusiasts. This all went well for a couple of years, before everything went a bit pear-shaped… dun dun daaa and along came the dark lord Zuckerberg and his nefarious right-hand man ‘The Algorithm’.
So What Went Wrong?
When it comes to this mystical algorithm – your guess is as good as ours. The clever clogs over at Facebook have said, they’ve designed it specifically to “allow good content to rise to the top and allow users to have the most engaging experience possible on their platform”. We decided to leave that last line in quotations for a good reason as it’s much more a case of favouring profits over user experience and delivering what their users really want or that they have subscribed to seeing.
These days, Facebook has become a haven for memes, fake news, and advertisement for sex toys (you get those too… right?). Our point is, there’s a whole lotta shit to dig through before you’ll see anything you’re actually interested in.
So, How Do You Fix It?
Well as much as we’d like to, calling up Zuck to give him a piece of our mind isn’t really an option for us. But, there are a couple of things you guys can do to make sure you don’t miss any of our content.
Here are some options:
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When all’s said and done we really only write our content for one reason, you guys. We love our readers and we love doing what we do. Tell your friends, because if we do have to pay to promote this article the irony might kill us.