Over the last couple of days, I have had our marketing director share a couple of Facebook critical blog posts, especially focusing on that Facebook is a “snitch machine”, incapable of keeping secrets, and securing your online life and privacy. Normally when my friend share funny things, and/or music videos, which I create, she will get dozens of likes, and lots of comments. However, on these latest shares, she has gotten 1 or 2 likes only, and only one person commenting, which is a pretty revealing fact by itself.
Facebook is not only a snitch machine, and the Judas of the IT sector, they’re also desperately de-emphasising everything that’s critical of their services. Their means to do this, is to have algorithms and bots, that will even go as far as listening to videos, using speech recognition, and internally “flag” everything, that is not compatible with the promotion of their walled paradise. This is to avoid having the masses becoming disgruntled with their services, and/or realise the truth about their “value proposition”.
Look at the screenshot attached to this blog, and realise that I have had my friend share a handful of music videos that I have previously created, and every time she does, she will get between 30 and 100 likes. This time however, she got 1 like, besides her own of course.
By internally “flagging” my video the way they did however, they have done me a great service, by implicitly admitting to that what I am talking about in my “rap video”, is largely true – Simply by avoiding that it shows up in my friend’s friends’ news feed, by having attached an “internal flag” to her posting, making it much less likely that anyone will ever see the video.
If you wish to test my theory, this is very easy indeed. Go through your own Facebook profile, and create a statistical average on the number of likes and/or comments on your 10-20 latest updates. Write this number down, and share my video, which you can find here, then wait a couple of days, and compare the average with the number of likes and comments you got on my video. I have included the video further down on this article, such that you can see it for yourselves.
In doing this paradoxically, Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg is arguably implicitly admitting that what I talk about in my “rap video”, is basically true!
Thank you Mr. Zuckerberg! Now if I only could zucker Mr. Zucker into having my local secret police knock down my door, my marketing campaign for Sephia Five would become perfect!! 😉