Bye Facehook!

by | Aug 23, 2018 | 1 comment

I listened to a lecture from Michael D’Aleo on “living thinking” how to use all our senses to see/hear/sense others/expanded language in order to find compassion in ourselves to offer to others in changing our preconceptions and I cannot articulate the last 3 days but here is his course description

As our lives become ever busier and surrounded by news and communications that are constantly trying to capture our attention, the ability to be present, have one’s own thoughts and initiate the activities that you want to do becomes ever more important. For educators, we see these same issues even more urgently in our students but inwardly we know that unless we develop a deep strength within our own being, we will be ineffective in our inability to bring about real change and development in our students. Unless each teacher takes ones own personal and self-development in hand, we lack one of the most important skills necessary to be authentic human teachers to our students. We also need these qualities to personally maximize the possibilities that each of us are gifted in our present human life.

The new Facebook “credibility score” was mentioned and a conversation started on what kind of effect this will have on people when we’ve seen our youth and collective fall depressed on “likes” alone. If you’ve read me long enough you would know I started this blog to share my lessons with the divine NOT Lecture or Teach, but share my own living truth and proof of how I see the divine and how I found it. I akin it to my own bible with no one but me to interpret my experiences.  So, I hear this news and think “well no one can say my blog is credible” and I try to demonstrate with proof in posting photos of what transpired and twitter date stamps to prove the synchronicities happening before I even know why they will show up in the lessons I am to learn. I can have all the proof to show I’m credible but someone will still say I edited, photoshopped or I’m super Genius to plant the seeds prior to prove a point (HA do you know me?). You don’t know my integrity personally but now you can vote on it; you all get to Play “Judgement,” except some will use the word in vain and not in its purpose of “discernment” that calls for living thinking but ego decisions.


Last year, we worked hard to reduce fake news and clickbait, and to destroy the economic incentives for spammers to generate these articles in the first place. But there is more we can do. In 2018, we will prioritize:

  • News from publications that the community rates as trustworthy
  • News that people find informative
  • News that is relevant to people’s local community

To be clear, you can still decide which stories appear at the top of News Feed with ourSee First feature.

Trusted Sources
Starting next week, we will begin tests in the first area: to prioritize news from publications that the community rates as trustworthy.

How? We surveyed a diverse and representative sample of people using Facebook across the US to gauge their familiarity with, and trust in, various different sources of news. This data will help to inform ranking in News Feed.

We’ll start with the US and plan to roll this out internationally in the future.

 What This Means for Publishers We’ll be working on these efforts for the rest of the year. For the first change in the US next week, publications deemed trustworthy by people using Facebook may see an increase in their distribution. Publications that do not score highly as trusted by the community may see a decrease. 

These changes will be part of the many signals that go into News Feed ranking. For more information about ranking more generally see our Publisher Guidelines


I’m so not interested in playing this media control game (no matter how intelligent it sounds). I go to my website to share what I learned today when I read this message  (posted on the header). So I never cared for “likes” and I certainly don’t care for Judgement. I write these blogs for myself to scribe my life and keep in awe of the divine. I could care less if I have a large following or fame so BYE Facebook. I’m just not into controlled relationships or measured worth I love myself too much to care what others think!

Sept 1st I’m breaking up with you. I didn’t even bother to read if it will impact me as a blogger but it’s not important it’s the hidden influence I’m not “Liking.”



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1 Comment

  1. Mlc

    I realize you mean Facebook vs Facebook. Thank you for sharing your experience; it’s so invigorating! Social networking has become too important in our lives and I’m happy you have chosen to be more involved creating a more person-to-person lifestyle.

    Live to the beat of your own drum, surely will take you to new paths Live to the beat of your own drum, Shirley Will take you to new paths and New results for the good of the family. I have full confidence in you and your beautiful spirit. It is such a joy to witness you becoming all that you can with such a positive mind and spirit. BLL


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