Two things I read last weekend via Hacker Newsletter about Facebook manners and limits (and our manners and limits).
Over time, we’ve become hooked on the social validation Facebook (and other services) provide. Before I hit the delete button on my account, one of the last things that kept me on Facebook—after I had largely stopped posting and reading the News Feed—was simply checking my notifications. I unconsciously craved that little hit of happiness one gets when they see, So-and-so liked your post. But that’s not real happiness. It’s an unhealthy addiction.
- Chris Aldrich: The Facebook Algorithm Mom Problem, or How I temporarily cut my mom out of my social media life to reach a larger audience:
mom-autolike (n.) When a mother automatically clicks “like” on a piece of content posted to social media by one of their children, not because it has any inherent value, but simply because the content came from their child.
PS: This post is also a webmention test. Feedback appreciated.
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