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Old 02-26-2016, 11:10 AM   #81
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I do FB.
Don't know anything about blogs.

The secret to FB is to limit your "friends". Make friends .. delete friends. I've made friends or "accepted" friend requests and all their posts dumped onto my home page .. mass clutter. Now (and for some time) I go to their page and look at what they post and what their friends post. If they get more than a little political or religious I unfriend them or (if they are family) hide them. You remain friends but you aren't burdened w looking at their posts. Teenagers put up a lot of awful and fowl and stupid stuff.

My FB has evolved into half family anf half web friends many that are from around the world. I want to expand the latter as kind of a pen pal thing. I even have a TF guy on my FB. I usually go to FB after here. And like anywhere on the internet you've got to be careful where you click.
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Old 02-26-2016, 11:15 AM   #82
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Old 03-11-2016, 12:08 AM   #83
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That's just factually incorrect.

If you created your own boating group for your cruising, you will reach 100% of the people who sign up for it.

If you simply post to your own wall, you'll reach 100% of your friends except those friends who get a lot of content from others. Then it's prioritized. If your postings are popular, 100% of them get through to 100% of your friends 100% of the time.

I've never paid a dime for Facebook use/promotion ever.
Hey Jeff, I understand your perception about my statement being factually incorrect but for some context I work for an advertising agency who manages, creates content, curates it across multiple social channels for many national companies. You have never been able to reach anywhere near 100% of your followers and Facebook has been slashing organic reach (or the % of followers that you reach with an un-paid post) for years.

Changes to Facebook’s algorithm have reduced the average exposure of unpaid posts from 12% in October of 2013 to around 6% in February 2015 that number is hovering in the 2.5 - 4% range depending on category in 2016. As far back as April 2015, eMarketer published data collected by Adobe showing an average organic reach of 4.3% for posts by retailers, which lead all other industries surveyed (tech, hospitality, and financial services all fell well below 4%).
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Old 03-11-2016, 12:40 AM   #84
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My 13 year old nice is on FB my sister hopes she grows out of it soon
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Old 03-11-2016, 12:53 AM   #85
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FB? a 13 year old should be on Snapchat
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Old 03-11-2016, 07:04 AM   #86
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...I work for an advertising agency who manages, creates content, curates it across multiple social channels for many national companies.
This conversation was never about how Kellogg's can advertise a new type of Fruit Loops. It's about creating a personal channel to reach the people interested in your own travels. My suggestion of using Facebook was to create a personal group where people interested would sign up. 100% of those people will get exposure to your own personal postings in that case.

All of your statistics involved reaching Facebook users who never signed up for anything. Basically, they're sponsored and paid postings that only annoy people who never asked for them and don't want them.

I'd bet Kellogg's has their own set of groups - try joining one and you'll see that you get a clear view when even they make an *important* announcement.
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Old 03-12-2016, 02:50 PM   #87
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Well we have decided to use the BlogSpot (The Alaskan Sea-Duction) as our primary posting. I will also continue to use ASD's FB and a new thread on TF.


Thanks for everyone's thoughts and advice.
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Old 03-12-2016, 03:56 PM   #88
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I think I will enjoy reading it Tom.
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Old 03-12-2016, 05:34 PM   #89
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FB? a 13 year old should be on Snapchat

I think a 13 year old should be on a playground.
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Old 03-12-2016, 06:17 PM   #90
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I think a 13 year old should be on a playground.
Wifey B: Snapchat is a playground....

Seriously agree they shouldn't be on Snapchat, but now even the schools using social media including Twitter.

At 13, my only computer use was at school and we were blocked out of using anything fun. Instead of being online we were outside getting into trouble.
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Old 03-12-2016, 08:19 PM   #91
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You can only be on FB at 13yo if you lie about your age. And no one lies about anything on FB, do they?
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Old 03-14-2016, 12:42 PM   #92
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Wifey B: Snapchat is a playground....

At 13, my only computer use was at school and we were blocked out of using anything fun. Instead of being online we were outside getting into trouble.
At 13 I had no idea what a computer was. When they came out with the calculator you were not allowed to bring it to school as it was seen as cheating......
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At 13 I had no idea what a computer was. When they came out with the calculator you were not allowed to bring it to school as it was seen as cheating......
Well, I did use a computer at 13 but calculators are something I do have an issue with, as they're sure led to what I feel is a reduction in basic math skills. I'm glad I wasn't allowed to use them when young. Even in college we were required for one project to do huge spreadsheets on paper and with no calculator.

Of course if math wasn't so simple for me, then I might not feel the same way.
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Old 03-14-2016, 01:48 PM   #94
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You can only be on FB at 13yo if you lie about your age. And no one lies about anything on FB, do they?
Wifey B: And, of course we all know a good girl like me never ever ever lied about her age. Or had fake id's. Or any of that other stuff.
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Personally, IF I were a FB user, and IF I wasn't worried about people knowing I was out of town for a long time, I'd put an occasional post on there, maybe every day or two, for those who are genuinely interested but not enough to read a blow-by-blow blog. Then I'd use some other medium, BlogSpot would work, for those who want to know all the gory details.

For my Downeast Loop trip, I set up a quick web site using a $1.99 domain name and the free WordPress software that was available with my existing hosting plan. I added my route using Google Maps and a live plot from my InReach locator. Now I can add pages, or blog entries if you prefer, as I travel. When I'm done it'll all be in one place. Works for me, but of course others are going to have a different approach.
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I had a thought about those who are concerned about mentioning on FB that you are out cruising instead of at home protecting your house...

Do you have AIS? If someone knew enough about you to keep track of when you are out, they could easily see where your AIS signal is popping up?
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