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Facebook’s new algorithm tilts left significantly

Reason #34,563,112 why I don’t use Facebook: An analysis of Facebook’s new algorithm shows that it boosts traffic to left-leaning news sources while significantly depressing traffic to conservative sites.

Liberal publishers have gained about 2 percent more web traffic from Facebook than they were getting prior to the algorithm changes implemented in early February.

On the other hand, conservative publishers have lost an average of nearly 14 percent of their traffic from Facebook.

Interestingly, up until this month there had been a steady rise in Facebook traffic for Behind the Black. This month, suddenly, that traffic has dropped.

Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

 
Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

Available everywhere for $3.99 (before discount) at amazon, Barnes & Noble, all ebook vendors, or direct from the ebook publisher, ebookit. And if you buy it from ebookit you don't support the big tech companies and I get a bigger cut much sooner.

5 comments

  • Orion314

    From day 1, the idea of facebook has always creeped me out, I’m probably the only guy left in USA that isn’t signed up with it…never could figure out a reason to try it.

  • Michael

    Then there are two of us.

  • Cotour

    Make that Four, I call it Lucifers living room, never been on it.

  • Steve Earle

    Unfortunately it’s too good of a place to share instant news/pictures/stories etc etc.

    It’s the only place I know that my co workers, my HS and College classmates, my family members near and far, will all be able to see my pictures and posts of events and moments that are important to me and/or to them.

    Where else can I put up a picture of my son winning his soccer or baseball games and be sure that his grandmothers, aunts, uncles, teachers, will all get to see it instantly?

    Where else can I see right away how bad the storm damage and power outages are in my little town? Or find out what happened last night when I heard multiple sirens go by the house?

    I also pull out my hair at some of the crap I see on there, but like it or not it’s the only widely used/universal social commons available right now.

    I can only console myself by hoping I have swayed some of my liberal friends and family on FB with my numerous extremely cogent arguments I have made on their pages…. LOL!

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