Recently I’ve had different Facebook Friends post about;
Their Parent dying
Facebook’s algorithms decided these posts were not important to me and hid them in the Newsfeed ‘Top Stories’ mode (which I gather is the default). It seems more ‘popular’ (from the same people) or ‘liked’ sponsor posts from others take precedence. I only discovered them when I saw one briefly appear on my tablet Facebook app live tile then switched to “most recent” in the feed display.
I understand the need to filter feed content (or it would be overwhelming) but find the way it does this frustrating. I’m not a Facebook expert but can’t see any way for an author to control ‘importance’ or priority of their content.
There are lots of other reasons I don't like Facebook but it is the only web presence for many people I know. My strategy to is to create the content I value on my blog(s), where I control it, and cross post a link to Facebook so they can see it. I can’t understand, especially companies, using Facebook as the place to author/host anything you really value.
When I saw TEDx Auckland 2014 announced I really wanted to go but was a bit torn. I loved the 2013 event but it meant a precious day of weekend gone. Weekends were crucial as I was trying to get fit for a rather demanding cycle tour in the Himalayas.
The TEDx 2014 theme was ‘Ascending’:
Ascending is about individuals and society rising to a higher level of consciousness.
Ascending is about finding the positives in any situation and building on them to make our lives, community, business and planet better.
As it turned out, the day spent at TEDx may have been the most valuable trip preparation I ever did thanks to Mike Allsop!
Click on the speakers name to link to a video of their talk (if on YouTube)
Bullet points in italics are unedited notes I took during the day using OneNote on my Nokia Lumia 1520 phone. I also used it for all the photos and John Boone session video clip.
The gathering crowds, the Aotea Centre was a near sell-out!