Turn Off The Comments
First of all if you use FaceBook for friends and family good for you. If you’re a political-social content creator, engagement through comments may not be a great idea these days. Learn more in Turning-Off-FB-Comments-Bob Davis Podcast 869.
Is It Really All About Engagement?
It’s especially relevant that social media experts tell businesses to seek out what they call ‘engagement’. Likes. Shares. Especially comments.
Political Social Content Creators Beware
These are great suggestions for wilderness guide services or seamstresses and hardware stores.
In contrast for content creators in the political and social sphere comments can be a huge problem. Listeners and subscribers know I have long had my issues with social media. Especially my favorite whipping boy FaceBook.
How’s Your Feeds?
Has suppressing comments on my page had a negative effect on engagement on my website or on my feeds? Learn more in Turning-Off-FB-Comments-Bob Davis Podcast 869.
My Way Or The Highway
Moreover is this a free speech issue? I say when it comes to social media pages, your role as an administrator of your page takes precedence. It’s your way, or the highway.
What Kind Of Engagement Do You Want?
Certainly I talked to advertising and social media experts before making this decision. In the end it comes down to what kind of engagement the creator wants. Do you want clicks to your website or more FaceBook likes.
No Snark Zone
Even more, users seldom bother to read, watch or listen to content. In contrast they don’t seem to have any problem dishing the snark on the content they didn’t read, watch or listen to, anyway.
Lock It Down
What does a creator do? I’ve decided to make commenting on my pages very difficult unless I know you personally.
We Have To Solve This Problem
Seems like it’s necessary to point out – again – that social media has become a fertile ground for manipulating the masses.
New laws and breaking up the social media giants won’t solve this.
We have to.