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Sunday, 28 October 2012

Facebook Fail

I truly didn't see it coming, but the time has come for me to start weaning myself off Facebook - unless they change their latest operational set-up. Whilst Facebook continues to be free - technically - only a small percentage of updates are now visible to your friends unless you choose to pay a supplement to promote it.

And I'm not just talking about Facebook pages here, it affects personal profiles too. Last night I shared a link, and was offered the chance to 'promote' it in return for £3.03. The night before, I shared a photo of my daughter on my private profile but hardly any of my friends or family actually saw it, which of defeats the object of having it.

Read this blog for more info...
So... it's time to start using Twitter and Google+ more instead, both of which are free to use. If you haven't added me on Twitter yet, I'm @AureliaBRowl.

As for Google+, I've been on there for a while but didn't really use it, except to +1 links, my blog in particular, so it's going to be a bit of a steep learning curve. I have also discovered Google+ Pages, much like FB pages, so have set a page up and created a shortcut to it to make it easier to remember until  custom URLs are available to all. You can find me at http://plus.aureliabrowl.com .

Anyway, I am slowly migrating across but there will be a transition period whilst most people still reside on Facebook. I will always have a presence on there but it time for me to be far less dependent on it.

A sad day indeed...


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