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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Facebook has gone too far

i've just posted the following comment out on each of the 14 facebook fan pages we have for www.LiveFanChat.com/Sites

This extortion will not work in the long run.

Isn’t Facebook supposed to be the magical tool that levels the playing field for small business, non-profits, and grass roots movements? Once upon a time, maybe…but not so much now.

Do you know that “IF” you see this post you are one of only a few percent of the people that are fans of this Facebook page who will see it. It’s the abysmally small number Facebook bothered to publish in newsfeeds.

Yeah. You read that correctly. Most fans don’t receive our posts at all, in any way, shape, or form.

Facebook is only sharing them with fans who repeatedly return to our page/post or comment on the page weekly, The rest of the posts you see in your newsfeed are big corporations who are paying to be there.

In fact only about 4-6% of our posts are ever seen by anyone eg - http://alwaysupward.com/blog/fb-fans-arent-seeing-your-posts-and-how-to-fix-it

Basically since the IPO Facebook have demanded payment from each and every post LiveFanChat make in order for it to be seen and these payments run from as little as $5 to several hundred dollars depending on the size of the Facebook group.

This is ridiculous http://www.livefanchat.com/ has 14 different Facebook pages ranging from a few hundred to well over a few thousand followers we’ve built up over the last 12 months for our http://www.livebaseballchat.com/
etc etc pages.

If we cant use Facebook to communicate with our fans without paying then screw Facebook and we’ll start using other methods to publish our content out.

Please sign up to one of the http://www.LiveFanChat.com/sites and we’ll send you an update via email on how changes about how you can access your content as we no longer choose to play Mark Zuckerbergs games.

Dean Collins

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