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Remember to ''like'' good ME/CFS posts on Facebook

Discussion in 'Action Alerts and Advocacy' started by Rick Sanchez, Jul 26, 2017.

  1. Rick Sanchez

    Rick Sanchez

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    Hey everyone

    Firstly, I was not sure where on this forum I should be posting this. This is going to be a short post, but I find it to be very important nonetheless. The topic is advocacy, and how you can help spread more awareness with very little effort.

    I used to work successfully with social media 2-4 years ago, before I got too sick to continue, I therefore had and still have a decent idea of how the social media algorithms work.

    The movie 'Unrest' recently released an official trailer for the movie on its Facebook page. I am always extremely pleased with how well Jennifer B, is running her social media accounts. The posts on her Facebook page always get a large amounts of interaction with her followers on her social media accounts (likes, comments and shares).

    What I did notice this time though, was that her trailer had a massive 2,900 shares within 21 hours of her post being posted. This is great! The post also had 2,200 likes, which is also impressive. But there is no reason her post should have more shares than likes. A 'like' might not seem like much, especially with the low amount of effort involved in just liking a post. But the truth is a 'like' counts as an interaction on Facebook, and therefore has an important effect on how much traction a Facebook post gets. Liking a Facebook post also makes sure that some of your Facebook friends see the activity in their homefeed just like when you share a post! Except a like comes off as much less aggressive, I mean, hey, it isn't your fault that your friends happen to see what you like on Facebook, its that pesky algorithms fault!

    To make a needlessly long story short. Compared to the extremely low effort in liking something, a like actually goes an incredible long way. So next time you see an important CFS / ME post that you want shared with your friends, just give it a quick like! Even if you decide to share the post, make sure to like the original post as well!

    If you want to go all out advocacy and make sure that you get the maximum bang for your buck, then make sure to comment on the Facebook post as well. You do not even have to make a long post. Just post something like ''Wow, great video'', ''Impressive'' or ''Great work XXX''. Even tagging a friend in a CFS / ME video can have a large effect! (Facebook loves when people tag each other in videoes, abuse this!!)

    So remember to spread the word to your CFS / ME friends. A simple ''like'' goes a long long way on Facebook!!
     
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  2. Keela Too

    Keela Too Sally Burch

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    Good point
     
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  3. *GG*

    *GG* Senior Member

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    Welcome to the Forum, I think it is also important for people to put a good "Descriptive Title" on Posts, so it might land more people on this Forum and perhaps they will learn more of our plight!

    Perhaps you can expand on your Title?

    GG
     
  4. lafarfelue

    lafarfelue Senior Member

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    I agree with this, otherwise it will slip most of us by! I think I only clicked on this because I knew what it was from having seen a similar post on Reddit, and came to link the Unrest trailer on Facebook. :nerd:

    And speaking of which, here is a Facebook link to the official trailer for Jen Brea's film Unrest, for easy access! "Like" away at it! :D
     
  5. *GG*

    *GG* Senior Member

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    Done!

    GG
     
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  6. ahimsa

    ahimsa Sick since 1990

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    @Rick Sanchez I added few words to the title of this thread hoping to make it clearer. But if you have any suggestions for how to improve it then just let me know. (tag me with @ahimsa or send me a message)
     
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  7. Alvin2

    Alvin2 If humans were rational...

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    Sorry, don't use facebook, takes up too much energy and resources i don't have ;)
     
  8. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem All Good Things Must Come to an End

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    I'm not on facebook either, but this is a very good idea for those who are. Thanks, @Rick Sanchez .
     

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