I used several sources when doing the research for this comic, but this one was the most straightforward: http://csect.in/Yc9qZU
Is anyone else here sick of getting promoted posts on their Facebook feed, instead of getting authentic content posted by friends and pages that you like?
Not too long ago, Facebook adopted this policy that resulted in showing you only a fraction of the content your friends post. A lot of content – content which may have interested you – is missing from your feed.
Speaking as a Facebook user, it’s a bummer because I may be missing interesting content and updates that my friends are posting.
And speaking as a Facebook page owner, it’s a bummer because only a fraction of the people who like my Facebook page gets to actually see each of my posts.
Instead, I’m getting promoted content shoved to the top of my feed (as a user), and being constantly asked for money to promote my posts (as a user and a page owner).
Facebook obviously made this change because they expect that people and pages will pay them to promote their contents. Now look, it’s totally fine that Facebook wants to increase their earnings, and it’s also OK to allow users to promote posts for money (to an extent). But for a social network, screening content from your users is… well… stupid.
That’s my opinion. What do YOU think? Let me know in the comments.
This is why tablet vendors make me go insane.
Tablets featured in this comic (by order of appearance):
The new iPad (iOS 6), Microsoft Surface (Windows 8), Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Android), Google’s Nexus 10 (Android), Asus Transformer pad (Android), Amazon’s Kindle Fire, iPad mini (iOS 6), Thinkpad tablet 2 (Windows 8).
I probably made some typos in the brand names or got some of the above wrong. If you see a mistake and want to notify me about it, please don’t do it in the comments. Here’s what you should do instead – write a mail and send it to the following address:
Because I honestly don’t.
Reverse Psychology. It never fails.
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I hacked yesterday’s “No Smoking” comic in order to express my feelings towards Apple’s announcement from yesterday:
In case you were in a coma, Apple announced several new products yesterday, including a fourth generation iPad and a new iPad Mini. The new iPad 4 announcement comes only six months after announcing the previous new iPad, which is now considered by most of your friends as an antique artifact which should now only be used by your grandma as a platter for serving tea and stale biscuits. Thank you Apple.