Warning for Facebook users: how to avoid posting scam statuses
September 19, 2018 at 1:45 PM
Every time I scroll through Facebook I seem to see so many people posting things that claim to let you see more of your friends posts, or make your own posts more popular by unblocking some weird spell that Facebook has cast over them! Did you ever wonder why these posts ask you to copy and paste rather than sharing?
For starters the post is probably not a legitimate fix and has just been created by someone who is probably trying to find which people who are gullible enough to fall for scams.
The reason why you are asked to copy and paste is simple. If the post was shared (rather than copied and pasted), once the original post is deleted, all the shares are deleted too, whereas, if you copy and paste, and the original post is deleted, all the copied posts are still there.
Copying and pasting is also not dependant on privacy settings, whereas sharing is. Once the original post is deleted it makes tracking down the original hoaxer much more difficult.
So next time you see a message such as the one below, please remember, if someone is searching Facebook for a viral message, it could reveal to them, all the users who shared with public settings applied. This is a good reminder to make sure that your privacy settings are up to date.
"Worth trying! Yep I was beginning to think I’ve been blocked by a few people then I read this. I ignored this post earlier, because I thought I was seeing all the posts my friends were posting. Then I checked the timelines of several friends that I hadn’t heard from for awhile, and I discovered that I have been missing all of their posts.
Here’s how to avoid hearing from the same 26 FB friends and nobody else. This post explains why we don't see all posts from our friends. Funny, thought if I followed you on Facebook I would see what you post. Not anymore
Your Newsfeed recently shows only posts from the same few people, about 25, repeatedly the same, because Facebook has a new algorithm.
Their system chooses the people who will read your post. However, I would like to choose for myself, Therefore, I ask you all a favor - If you are reading this message leave me a quick comment, a "hello", a sticker, whatever you want, so you will appear in my news feed
Otherwise Facebook chooses who to show me and I don't need facebook to choose my friends!
Do not hesitate to copy and paste on your wall so you can have more interaction with all your contacts and bypass the system. That's why we don't see all posts from our friends.
Thanks for the heads up from those who already copied and pasted the above. Hold your finger down anywhere in this post and "copy" will pop up. Click "copy". Then go your page, start a new post on your page, then put your finger anywhere in the blank field. "Paste" will pop up and click paste.
This really works...it does"
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By Andrea McDonald