WARREN, NJ - Facebook is not what it used to be, and it's affecting its members' ability to see posts from the businesses and organizations they've signed up to receive notifications from daily.
According to Time, "Facebook has been reducing the organic reach of Pages. Even if a person “Likes” a company or organization on the social network, they’re unlikely to naturally see that Page’s content in their News Feed. In a recent study of more than 100 brand Pages, Ogilvy & Mather found that companies’ posts dropped from reaching 12 percent of their followers in October to just 6 percent by February. The tech blog Valleywag reported that Facebook is planning to dial reach down to one percent to two percent of followers eventually."
Facebook did not respond to Time's request for information but did admit fans are seeing less of the businesses, groups, and pages they've signed up to see.
Time continued, "The typical user is inundated with 1,500 posts per day from friends and Pages, and Facebook picks 300 to present in the News Feed. Getting squeezed out are both posts from Pages and meme photos as Facebook shifts its focus to what it deems “high quality” content."
Now that Facebook is more or less choosing what will be seen on one’s pages, it is a good idea for readers of The Alternative Press of Warren to adjust how they view their hyperlocal news.
Despite the fact that TAP Warren posts almost everything published in the award-winning, hyper local newspaper to TAP Warren's Facebook page, the current Facebook presence of "700 +likes" will no longer guarantee that the TAP Warren posts will show up on a fan's feed.
The best way to read all of TAP Warren's new articles, in addition to manually visiting the http://thealternativepress.com/towns/warren website is to sign up for the daily Enews blast so as to automatically receive new articles each morning via email.
To sign up for Enews blasts, go to http://thealternativepress.com/subscriptions/new, to sign up for Warren Enews, as well as news from any other TAP towns.
To ensure seeing TAP Warren's Facebook posts, go here https://www.facebook.com/WarrenTAP and hover over the "Liked" button and make sure "Show in News Feed" or “Get Notifications” is checked off. If not a fan yet, "Like" the page and follow the instructions listed above.
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