Facebook’s algorithm is not news. And it’s not bad. Truth is every way of accessing the news has an algorithm. Before the Internet, what was on the front page of the NYT was determined by a human-implemented algorithm, that was in no way transparent. We had to trust the editors of the paper the same way users of Facebook trust them.
Surprising doubling of Facebook engagement on brand posts in the past 3 months. Is it a result of brands doing a better job at creating content on Facebook (for Facebook?)? Or the fact that Facebook’s throttling of what shows on users’ news feeds is reducing the onslaught of posts and making interactions with brand posts more meaningful/easier?
Our Webby speech at the 18th Annual Webby Awards!
AIM was also pretty much the start of social media. There was a lot of exhibitionism. Away messages were the peak example of this. Sometimes the away message you left up for nine hours was more important than any conversation you had that day. It was the original flex. It was the original tweet. You wanted to let people know that you had an awesome life. Away messages were basically a way to say, “Your lame ass is on the computer but I’m out here getting it.” You left away messages like that when you could. You also found out about fun stuff other people were doing via away messages and felt left out.
This is what happens when you’re invited to the Webbys.
Penn Law’s website is nominated for a Webby award!
Vote with me! – April 8th–24th.
We were nominated for our 2nd Webby award! Please take a second and vote for Penn Law now!
You want your image to be consistent and thoughtful and what comes up at the top of a search to match that. So, go ahead and Google yourself.
One thing I tell students all the time is to Google their name, email address, and frequently used usernames from a computer they haven’t logged in to before. It’s the best way to know which personal accounts you need to lock down, what else is coming up alongside your information, and how to craft your professional persona to stand out in the results.