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Your Audience Rules – How Facebook’s News Feed Algorithm Really Works I recently attended an education session on Facebook’s News Feed algorithm, conducted by a social media lecturer of relatively high standing in the field. The session sounded great – insight into how Facebook’s News Feed algorithm actually works, the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ of what appears in your News Feed and what brands can learn and implement in order to boost their organic reach. All great, all interesting. Except, the information presented was largely wrong. This person, who speaks and presents to a great many people on social media best practices, outlined strategies that were either out-dated, ill-informed or just plain incorrect, yet stated them as total fact.

Areas You are here: These are the areas which are currently available in the Encyclopedia Mythica. Click on one of the links below or use the quick-jump menu on the right to directly go to the area of your choice. Organization & Preparation Tips Before you even open up PowerPoint, sit down and really think about the day of your presentation. What is the real purpose of your talk? Why is it that you were asked to speak? What does the audience expect? In your opinion, what are the most important parts of your topic for the audience to take away from your, say, 50-minute presentation?

5 Personal Tips For Increasing Facebook Engagement Increasing Facebook engagement is one of the toughest challenges social media marketers face. Reaching the widest audience possible is the key goal marketers wish to now achieve through Facebook promotion. Facebook engagement involves creating a social buzz around your content, evoking a thoughtful and meaningful conversation between your business, your posts and your fans. For years now there has been an ongoing debate regarding the best day and time of day to post on Facebook. Research has shown that posts made between 8pm and 7am receive 20% more user engagement.

Wind Map An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us—energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a key to the future. This map shows you the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US. The wind map is a personal art project, not associated with any company. We've done our best to make this as accurate as possible, but can't make any guarantees about the correctness of the data or our software. Please do not use the map or its data to fly a plane, sail a boat, or fight wildfires :-) If the map is missing or seems slow, we recommend the latest Chrome browser.

37 Tips from the Best Facebook Advertising Campaigns Most Recommended Marketing Posts: 24 Must See Social Media Marketing Infographics 17 Incredible SEO Infographics How to Create a Top Facebook Ad Campaign How to Improve Your Reach on Facebook Your Facebook reach is declining. So is everyone else’s. Old news. Organic reach has declined to 6%, a drop of 49% since October 2013. 20 interesting webcams that you can watch right now Most people with Internet access have webcams these days, but did you know that there are real live cams from all over the world that you can watch? The voyeur in all of us will be happy to hear that you can peep in on amazing events, beautiful scenery, or even people who offer a real life webcam for your viewing pleasure. Here are our picks for the best live cams that are free and fascinating (and legal, of course). 1. Cat cams iPet Companion not only lets you view various cat shelters with your webcam, but you can also play with the cats using a set of interactive tools.

5 Blogging Tips from the Pros to help Your Blog Take Off Have you started a blog or thinking about starting one? Not sure how to get more readers, build community and grow your blog? Here are 5 Blogging Tips from 5 Blogging Pros to help your blog take off. 4 Ways to Use Dark Facebook Posts for Business Social Media Examiner Do you want to target a segment of your Facebook audience? Have you considered dark Facebook posts? Dark (unpublished) posts are a great way to tailor different messages to various audiences without posting multiple messages to your page timeline. In this article you’ll discover four ways to use dark Facebook posts for your business.

Brain-Melting Amalgamations Be sure not to stare at these gifs too long or your brain will start to melt away. Motion designer Micaël Reynaud pushes us into a psychedelic haze with these "living" images. The photos from the piece above were taken by Michael Jang. via [Change the Thought] How Facebook’s news feed algorithm works. Photo illustration by Lisa Larson-Walker. Photo by Tang Ming Tung/Getty Images. Every time you open Facebook, one of the world’s most influential, controversial, and misunderstood algorithms springs into action. It scans and collects everything posted in the past week by each of your friends, everyone you follow, each group you belong to, and every Facebook page you’ve liked.

Inside Facebook’s Decision to Blow Up the Like Button Chris Cox wants to mess with Facebook’s secret sauce. By Sarah Frier | January 27, 2016 Photographs by Adam Amengual From The most drastic change to Facebook in years was born a year ago during an off-site at the Four Seasons Silicon Valley, a 10-minute drive from headquarters. Chris Cox, the social network’s chief product officer, led the discussion, asking each of the six executives around the conference room to list the top three projects they were most eager to tackle in 2015.

The big myth Facebook needs everyone to believe ( J.J. Alcantara/The Washington Post; iStock) In the middle of January, in a change noticed nowhere but Spain, Facebook added six words to a single dialogue box — and inadvertently stumbled into a tortuous national debate. The dialogue box is part of Facebook’s content-reporting process, the means by which users can request that the social network censor their friends. The six words appeared to invite Spanish users to report on a new category of things: Under the option “it’s inappropriate, it annoys me, or I don’t like it,” Facebook listed Spain’s millennium-old national pastime, bullfighting. The offending dialogue box.

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