Friday, May 17, 2013

Why Don't We Post It In The Facebook

No one will be watching us.

Why don't we post it in the facebook.

I would rather post it on the blog. I'm starting to wonder if no one will be reading us.

Yes I know I'm ranting once again that social media usage has lost that linky blog feeling.



Well here's another reason that blog browsing is much better than facehooking on Facebook:

Facebook User Numbers Are Off: 10 Percent Of Reported Users Are Not Human


I'm not making this report up. It's a real report by some marketing analysis group. Facebook’s reported figures includes all monthly active users such as pets, brands and other types of accounts, along with individual users.

Also (IMHO) most of those 90% human types don't even act human on FB. I'm telling you social media is run by internet cats.



23 comments:

Cheryl P. said...

I much prefer blogs to Facebook. I keep thinking that Facebook-mania will decline at some point as the interaction has no depth. I don't get the attraction of knowing what a person is buying, eating, doing or at least in a one or two sentence format. I understand the diminishing blog reading as well though. There are so many. To find the ones of interest to you personally is like finding a needle in a haystack. As I look over the lists of the numerous blogs I have followed, many have gone by the wayside. Others have changed so substantially in their subject matter. The good news is there are a lot of favorites that remain favorites. Enough to keep me busy.

lisleman said...

we certainly agree on this. I also "blame" the smartphone trend for less blog reading. Twitter, FB, and G+ are tailored more for the smaller smartphone screen than blogs. Yes there is little depth to FB interaction. Clicking the like button is not much interaction. Of course many blog readers never leave a comment either. I've gotten use to bloggers coming and going. There's lots of time invested in a blog and many discover it is too much time for them and quit. That's certainly OK but it would be nice if they didn't just stop like Forrest Gump did with his running. Back in 2011 I posted a longer rant about blogging and the Forrest Gump approach on my other more-about-blogs blog, "I can't blog".

http://blogicant.blogspot.com/2011/02/rule-breaking-post.html

Cheryl P. said...

I agree that the smartphone is, also, a factor. Blogs like mine are fairly wordy and it doesn't make for easy reading on a phone like it is to see Twitter or Facebook. I understand why people get to the point of deciding it's more work than it's worth. But as you said in the "I Can't Blog" article, I guess in the beginning I thought I would share my thoughts and connect with people. In some cases I have. The group keeps changing from time to time.

Scarlet Blue said...

I prefer blogs to Facebook too!! But I am having a bit of a mare commenting with Disqus. I have powered up my PC especially, as my iPad won't let me comment here.
Sx

Bearman Cartoons said...

Plus FB only shows your posts to a limited group and not to everyone that follows you

Laurie Matherne said...

Yes. Blogging is no longer attracting the readership it did in the past. I use Facebook extensively because I get more feedback from people there who follow my work. Plus, my dog prefers Facebook as he doesn't have the attention span to complete a blog entry. Yes, he has a Facebook account.

longhollow said...

I enjoy Facebook for keeping up with friends who don't blog. I tolerate the 10% nonhuman factor because they help keep it free. But I'll never stop blogging, and I think there are a lot of us who will continue blogging, despite lagging readership.

lisleman said...

thank you very much for that extra effort. Months ago I heard back from Disqus that blogger and Disqus had issues with mobile devices (ie. IPad, tablets). Disqus just celebrated a milestone in users so I'm thinking they will be around for awhile and hopefully get this issues fixed. thanks

lisleman said...

As you know, blogs are much more public but of course you can have private blogs. Your point highlights a difference between FB and blog usage. As long as family and friends are on FB, I'll probably stay. I just rather spend more time browsing the blogs than reading short snippets of stuff on social media sites. thanks

lisleman said...

Good one - FB for the dogs. They should change the "like" to "sniff".

lisleman said...

I like to think I'm in that group of blog forever but some days I wonder. I thought the 10% number was rather large for a social site whose focus is social humans. thanks

savannah said...

i'm with you fellas! (movie watching again) i'm tired of the ugliness on fb and the inability of people to have conversations that don't degenerate into name calling ugliness! i'm having fun with my 365 challenge, sugar! xoxoxo

lisleman said...

I almost got caught-up in a "discussion" which might have lead to name calling but I just dropped out of the comments. I'm not sure what it is about online discussions that people feel they can write any hot touchy subject/topic/issue into their comment or post. Doesn't it seem as if many just want to start a fight? I've been enjoying your increase in blog posting too. thanks

Secret Agent Woman said...

They both have their place. I don't "like" anything (like products or celebrities or what have you) on FB so I'm not having to deal with the non-human aspects of FB.

lisleman said...

I've mentioned in past posts that I follow/like the Sheryl Crow page on FB. There are a few other ones I've clicked on too but not many. Your approach does keep your information from spreading around too much. Many people don't bother to think about how FB is trying to make money. Targeted ads I believe is their general approach. I find most ads are easy to ignore and of course google does their share targeting too. thanks

unknownmami said...

I will always prefer blogs over any other social media platform.

lisleman said...

I suspect most bloggers that have been posting as long as we have feel that way too. I do. thanks

Jene said...

I like facebook for keeping up with friends and family spread across the country. It's easier to just have all of the aunts/uncles/cousins/siblings all in one place. Besides, I don't want them reading my blog :)

I did just see this article last night, about how FB is becoming a "social burden" to teens. It will be interesting to see what ends up being the "next big thing." http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/21/teens-facebook-pew-study_n_3313812.html

Jene said...

The other issue with smartphones is commenting. I'll admit that I've been awful at commenting on blog posts for the last few months, but it's because it's just too annoying to do so on a smartphone or tablet. So even though I'm reading, I'm not sharing thoughts.

lisleman said...

Great to see followers reading the comment section. On this post I certainly believe the comment is better than the post. thank

lisleman said...

(frustrated by Disqus just now I wrote a reply and it disappeared - let me know if you get two replies to your comment here)
Thanks for the interesting FB articles. If teens could listen (I didn't and they probably won't) to advice from adults who still remember teen angst it would help them. I wish more of my family would read my blog but I have heard the don't-want-the-family concern before.

Tami said...

I like Facebook to keep up with friends and family I don't get to see on a consistent basis. Some contact is better than no contact. I mainly use my Facebook to put a link of my current blog post. That way my friends and family can go directly to my blog. I do hate the ads though.

lisleman said...

I use it mostly for family. To promote the blog I use "NetworkedBlogs" which automatically posts to facebook. I even had a blog FB page but the automatic posting stopped and didn't have very many FB blog followers anyway, so I stopped using the blog FB page. I was surprised to find a few FB people would leave a comment on FB under the post of the linked blog post instead of leaving a comment here. thanks for sharing here

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