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Why Facebook Pages are Dead
September 1, 2018
Hello everyone! Today I’m going to talk a little about Facebook. Specifically how facebook pages are dead. I will outline a bit about Facebook pages, the pros and cons, and why your time would be better invested in other social media tools.
I will cover other social medias in the future, but this month is about Facebook. Facebook has over a billion users. Some studies show even over 1.5 billion. The problem with these studies are there are people who have multiple accounts and those who create spam accounts so tracking exactly how many people use these sites based off account numbers is inaccurate. It also still counts “deactivated” accounts. Facebook also makes it very hard for a person to actually delete their Facebook. While it may remove all of the things on your site, it still keeps that information logged into it and you will still have an account that is surprisingly easy to set back up. The only way to truly delete Facebook is to actually send an email to the company requesting the site delete all the information entirely. However, despite this, Facebook is still one of the biggest social media sites (At the present moment).
Pros and Cons of Facebook
Some of the pros of Facebook include that it is one of the most popular sites currently. In 2013, Facebook began allowing people to host videos on the site and the views of which have begun to rival even YouTube levels. Facebook also allows scheduled posts on fan pages. This allows you to write a post in the morning and not have it activate until a time you set which would ideally be when your followers are the most active. Facebook also makes setting up a fan page incredibly easy.
But there are some draw backs to Facebook as well and some very big draw backs in my personal opinion. The first being Facebook is now becoming more focused on money. Now I know what you’re thinking “A corporation focused on making money? No way Rachael, I just don’t believe you” but it’s true. Those of you already with a Facebook page may have noticed that there is a handy dandy button beside most of your posts now that says “Boost Post” and you can spend money to have that posts seen by more people. The reality behind that simple button is very detailed and will be addressed in this section and I refer to it as “Post Illusions” , but for now, I’ll stick with the rest of the draw backs. Facebook favors a few things while discouraging many. Facebook loves to highlight pictures and also Instagram links (As Facebook now owns Instagram) however, Facebook’s algorithm will hide or discourage many