Facebook is most used social media, as we all know and used by most probably all of us. But this is also a fact that you shouldn’t receive all of your news from Facebook.
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This has never been clearer than in recent weeks when the social network’s been closed for a supposed anti-conservative preference in its ‘Trending Topics,’ where popular news stories of the day are offered to readers. But 66% of people who have Facebook accounts use the site for news, Pew Research Centre reported on Thursday, and 64% of people who get news on social media say they get it only from one site and most commonly it’s from Facebook.’ Most social media news consumers only get news on particularly from one site.
It’s obvious to believe you’re getting different perspectives when you see stories on Facebook. You’re connected not just too many of your friends, but also to friends of friends, celebrities and publications pages you ‘ like.’
But Facebook gives you idea what it thinks you’ll be engaged in. The social network notices to what you communicate with, what your friends share on their Facebook wall and comment on, and overall responses to a piece of content, combining all of these factors into an algorithm that suggests your preferred items you’re likely to engage with. It’s an obvious matter of business: Facebook wants you to coming back to check, so it wants to give you things you’ll enjoy.
You’re free to ingest the news however you see appropriate. But you might consider the last time an article, photograph or video really changed your worldview. Maybe it was a story you could never have imagined you’d be interested in to start with? We’d like to have a pretty basic feature on our Smartphone like A folder filled with publications you enjoy.
Creating a news folder on your iPhone is one simple way to avoid getting all your information from Facebook.
You don’t need to download any apps, If you’re on a website you like, add it to your iPhone home screen by clicking the little icon that displays an arrow shooting forward from a rectangle. Then click ‘add to home screen.’
For Chrome users for their Android device, click the three little dots on the upper right-hand corner and click ‘add to home screen.’
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This isn’t as easy as mindlessly scrolling through Facebook. Nowadays, the social network is itself a fabulous way to find important articles, too. But any good media diet is different; Take it upon yourself to see what’s going on outside of your News Feed.