More Big Brother In Our Social Media

I do NOT need to be spoon fed my Social Media!
I’m tired of Big Brother algorithm – how about you?

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Social media should be fun. I use Instagram mostly to market and interface with Knitters and Crocheters. This doesn’t mean that they are the only posts I want to see, or that I want to spend time scrolling endlessly to see tattoo or gardening posts. Even more, I don’t want to have to spend endless hours turning on notifications for everyone that I do want to see – who the hell wants a chorus of the Angelicus coming from their phone once our notifications are blown up?

Instagram announced they will be moving to the same algorithm-based method that Facebook uses. Essentially ‘they’ choose what posts you see – it’s not that great aunt Hilda is ignoring your posts. It’s that FB has ‘big brothered’ them, right down to the email function of FB.

If you’re an Instagram user, please consider signing the petition to keep it interference free. It’s…

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I’m Wanted…

Shh… I’m in the Facebook Flaunter of Post Rules Protection Program.

Today is 1 June 2015 and in my family, we have a tradition – more like superstition because any moment now, the texts will start coming in, “Did you say rabbits”, “Rabbits!”, “bunny emoticon”.

So, I post on Facebook like I do most first of the month:

Rabbits Are Banned

and get THIS:

Facebook Fail

Who knew rabbits were so subversive, evil, frightening, atrocious, awful…

It’s bad enough that FB “Big Brothers” our business pages – but they do it on our personal pages too. If your Great Auntie Zepzerella isn’t a big poster, you won’t ever see when she posts her prize-winning petunias. Why? Her posts have been deemed less interesting to you than Cousin Hortensia’s eight posts a day about her arse-picking boyfriend!

Damn (I may curse a LOT in my next few posts, just ’cause I can do that here). Damn, it’s a good thing I don’t share my posts from “Unconfined” on FB. I’d be in virtual jail!

Cheers fellow Poets & Poetesses – and for the love of whatever, don’t be saying “cwningen” anywhere where you might be overheard! I think I have a case here for discrimination against the Welsh <– tongue in cheek, just in case I’m being followed!

This message will now self destruct…

~ kei
1 June 2015

Rabbits 1 June 2015

What? Me worry?