Because Facebook is a monolithic platform used by 2 Billion people and built upon delivering hyper-tailored information to its users which makes it an easy choice for distribution of marketing materials.
ED’s building is partially heated by the ire of people who still get worked up about Facebook in 2017.
I don’t want to derail the discussion. Everybody is free to use what they want.
But why exclusively on FB? There are other platforms with an easy to use interface an 1B+ users which do not have these restrictions. I know I’m in the minority but from my perspective that’s a bad choice in regards to marketing. Why not do both?
I’m usually not on a crusade for these things but sometimes I have the impression that people forget where some of the ideas in www came from.
Every one these days uses FB for marketing purposes because the amount of ‘LIKEs’ they can gather there is uncomparable to other sites.
They are like: ‘Oh, we gathered 100 000 LIKEs, the comunity realy apreciate our eforts here.’
The reality: more than 50% of the LIKEs are from people who hardly read the text above the video. Many didnt do even that.
They just LIKEs because their friends did, because they think it is cool, because it just jumped on them and they wanted to close that popup or whatever…
Soooo… 2.5 and F-18 shaping nicely… looking forward to fight Tomcat in Hornet
I’m not using FB or any of those antisocial media sites, ever. I feel like the guy standing in a room full of good food watching everyone else eat rats and dirt. What is the appeal? What do “likes” matter? It’s baffling to me, I genuinely do not understand anyone who does that. Total mystery. Them monetizing your data is besides the point, so they’re filming you eating rats and dirt and selling the video…maybe stop?
Anyway, these teasers are unnecessary, I was sold on the idea of a Hornet before the Hornet was announced. Actually, I was sold on it back in 1992 when I got it for Falcon 3. Enough marketing, bring on the plane…
We basically used them because in small communities (a) it feels good to get some feedback that what you write is read and (b) it saves on lots of +1’s! when topics get bigger.
The ‘heart’ and the ‘like’ are not ideal for us here, because it looks a bit ‘facebooky’ and I understand that people ‘of our advanced years’ often don’t really like such things. We considered changing them (and still might, if people feel strongly about it) to something like as was seem as far too emotional or feminine. We then realized it was all a bunch of fooey anyway, and didn’t really matter so the heart stayed.