So, in celebration of FB’s 10 year anniversary, they have created (an algorithm) a personal movie for everyone!
Curiously, I checked mine out last night. I have been on FB for almost 7 of those 10 years at varying degrees of participation.
More than 50% of my 1 minute self-indulgent “Kim fest” movie was pregnancy status messages and pregnancy pictures. I have publicly talked about my pregnancy on FB for only the last 3 months…I’m due in 6 weeks. I have posted a total of 10 pregnancy related pictures that have only been opened up to the 88 people who “liked” the status message requesting to see them. I have posted a total of 4 status messages related to the pregnancy, mostly about food. Those status messages, and 2 belly shots were declared “my most popular posts!” Again, all within the last 3 months. That number, those 88 people make up 35% of my FB friends and thus warrant one of my most popular status messages.
I get that having a child is a big deal. It’s rather monumental for me, as it is with any expectant mother.
One of my friends got a big promotion the other week (I don’t know if it was that “big” but I’m sure it was…she’s great). After posting it, (I went and did this math), 18% of her friends on FB “liked” this. Perhaps an additional amount left a comment. I just pulled this number from watching her movie. ::sheepish grin:: She later made a status message that said something to the effect of “well, it’s not a cute baby picture, but thanks for all of the support on my promotion!”
My point is…as I discussed this with my family on Christmas. Facebook=Mombook. It does for me too, it does. I’m not denying it. Not at all. I’m sure Bean will do crazy cute nonsense that I’ll share on FB. I will, there’s no denying it. I love logging on and seeing my cutie-pie nieces and nephews, my friends’ kids that are far away (or nearby).
Right…starting again. My point is…make sure you “like” the other stuff too. I know it can be tempting to just “like” the Mombook based stuff, but maybe go out of your way to appreciate something else that isn’t inside your realm, that isn’t part of your day-to-day life every once in a while. I get that kids are cute, but other people do cool stuff too and they’d like your support as well.
You never know what kind of future algorithm you could be promoting in someone else’s world.