By Mary C Long
I am usually the first one to point out when Facebook goes off the rails or just does something
pointless and stupid. So to be fair to the big enchilada of social media, I have to give it some props for making a move in the right direction and doing its best to get rid of link-baiting.
I found it irritating to the point of wanting to punch your puppy in the face when my News Feed would be populated with, “These people went looking for rainbow unicorns and you won’t believe what happened!” along with a link that led to a story that sort of, kind of, maybe marginally resembled the headline.
The recent change to the link-bait algorithm meant that some of the worst offenders wouldn’t be showing up in my News Feed quite so much, which means my blood pressure would go down — both good things.
And you won’t believe what happened: It worked!
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