Hi Facebook, it's me, Mitch, and I'm pretty worn out. I'm tired. Tired of being told what I like, what I want to see and what you feel you like publishing. But hey, I guess I signed up for that.
If you've noticed the continued repetition and seeming lack of diversity amongst your hundreds, if not thousands of friends, you're not the only one. In Facebook's newest ploy to quietly manipulate your news feed, they have employed a new tactic that allows users to be unknowingly duped.
In the past, Facebook's feed has had two options for viewing: "Most Recent" and "Top Stories." Since the inception of this feature, users were able to select between the two modes and these changes would remain everytime you revisited the page.
While the mode would often switch back at some due to clearing web cache or account logins, for the better part they would remain unchanged.
Recently, I began to notice the stagnant, unchanging reality of my newsfeed. After continually changing my settings back to "Top Stories," I realized that Facebook was now deciding for me.
It's hard to say what reason Facebook has to continually bore their users to death. Possibly, to further engage stories that have been skimmed over throughout the day — to harness and steer more likes to already successful posts. Yet, no matter what way you look at, routing users to the same posts over and over creates a depraved outlook on the likeliness of an aggregate manipulation. If there wasn't an agenda, Facebook would have allowed users who were aware of the differences between their newsfeed settings to continually toggle them.
Now, for the best part of the post, I have a fix.
If you simply bookmark this page, it will automatically select "Most Recent" as your default newsfeed setting.
You can thank me with a share.