If it wasn’t for the fact that the powers that be who control events at Facebook are a couple sandwiches short of a picnic, I’d probably hardly ever see my blog. I have good intentions and then something always comes up that keeps me busy and stops me from writing regularly, but when Facebook does something more inane than they normally do, I just can’t help myself. I have to write it down.
To begin with, they take thousands of fan pages and unpublish them, with no warning, no rhyme or reason and give no really valid reasons as to why they did. They state that said pages have had limits placed on them, and then in the same text state that the page has been unpublished and can’t be published again and then they ask you if you want to appeal. How any of these people that write these things managed to graduate with an English credit is beyond me. At the very least they can’t decide what they’ve actually done.
After several months and when most people had begun to give up hope of getting their pages back after multitudes of appeals, they start republishing the taken pages like there was no tomorrow, and not only that, handing out Branded Content Tools to almost everyone that applied for one. Whew! Thank Heaven! Facebook has returned to its senses. GUESS AGAIN!
After only a few short weeks of what most thought was a reprieve they’ve begun to take pages again, and many of those the same pages they had just given their Branded Content Tool to for use. They want you to create business pages, so you do, and you post about your business on it, and they take that too. What in the hell is going on over there in the corporate offices is something that is totally over my head because it makes absolutely no damn sense at all.
All I know is if anyone reading this is as sick of their fickleness as I am, you might try heading over to Keepn It Real, where you won’t run into any of this double dealing bullshit, and what you see is what you get. It might not have all the bells and whistles yet, but they’re working on it, and they wouldn’t take your pages from you either for maybe posting something that smacks of the truth but the self-righteous politically correct fools that populate the FB platform more and more thinks it their duty to report.
Get while the gettin’s good and check out Social Media done right!
PS- You’ll probably never see the results of THIS particular psychological experiment published with apologies.