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Fake Alert: Facebook showing 25 Friends

Ok this is going to be a short post. While surfing on Facebook, how many of you have seen the post “Facebook has changed it’s algorithm, you need to say hello to me in comments to keep seeing my posts”? My guess is that most of you have because once something about Facebook is posted on Facebook everyone seems to believe it. So for starters let me confirm one thing, the message claim about having to say hello in comments or you wont be seen / The Facebook algorithm message is FALSE. For those lucky enough not to have seen it, this post will tell you what to look out for. Fake Alert: Facebook showing 25 Friends

The Message 

The message you will see shared is….

Fake FB Algorithm Message

What Should Stand Out 

So lets review a few key lines in this message

  • Their system chooses the people who will read your post. 

No, in fact Facebook can do may things, but choosing who will read your post and then just not show others is not what it does.  If you are on selected to Top Stories then FB will sort your list based on popularity on the subjects of posts. IE – The post about the latest gossip (Hollywood / Politics) may show up on your list before the post showing what someone had for breakfast.  However if you move to Most Recent , FB just shows you the postings in order.

  • If you are reading this message leave me a quick comment, a “hello”, a sticker, what you want….. 

Notice it doesn’t say Tag Me.  Unless you tag someone when leaving them a message, the message is considered a basic message, not directed at anyone.  If you want to get someone’s attention you need to tag them.

  • Thank you for the heads up from those who already copied and pasted the above. Hold your finger down anywhere in this post and “copy” will pop up. Click “copy”, then go to your page, start a new post on your page, then put your finger anywhere in the blank field. “Paste” will pop up and click paste and voila, you’ve just copied.

This one should ALWAYS be the giant warning flashing in front of you.  If you ever see a message that says you need to copy and past the message instead of sharing it, you should instantly say to yourself NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

  • There is also the variation to the post that claims.

fake snoops message FB

Note there is NO link in the “I checked Snopes”.  That’s because if you look at Snopes, they tell you this is fake.

So DON’T be that person, and check out how valid things really are on posts that ask you to copy and paste. Know before you share.





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