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The ‘Like’ epidemic – please stop it!

Facebook 'Like' scam

Over the past 6 months I’ve noticed that many of my Facebook friends have been fooled into ‘liking’ and commenting on a picture in the belief that the picture will somehow change into something else.

IT WON’T! Please stop liking these posts

You may not realise it, but when you like these posts you are inadvertently helping some dodgy bugger increase the liklihood of his/her profile being ranked higher within Facebook’s own algorithms used to determine what shows up in peoples various newsfeeds. By spreading these scam images around Facebook and having thousands (sometimes hundreds of thousands) of users liking their posts, these users are able to spread their marketing posts to more people in their newsfeeds.

Use Facebook responsibly

So for everyone’s sake, please stop spreading these around Facebook. There is no mechanism on Facebook that will change a users post based on the comments it gets. It’s not possible and it’s likely it never will be. When you see a post that looks like it does something that you’ve never seen Facebook do in the past – exercise some common sense. If there was a new feature that allowed this to work – Facebook would be publicising it and EVERYONE would be using it.

And that’s all I have to say about that.
– Forest Gump.

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