Sharing/Promoting on Facebook = Spam

So apparently Facebook considers us hopping around on author pages and sharing links for things like Karmic Friday/promoting our pages as spam and irrelevant information and will block a person’s account for 15 days. They’ve also stated that if these person’s continue to post repeatedly once the ban has lifted that they’ll disable the person’s account.

Do they even realize that most of us share our links on each others pages because we’re trying to raise interest in who we are and give each other support in the process? Nope, they don’t. Nor do they realize that the links we share about advice/notifying others of events and what not/etc . . . is not spam.

They don’t care, though. To them doing the above is spam. It’s irrelevant information. They deem our sharing things with one another as something unnecessary.

Facebook needs to open up and realize that sharing links and posting as we do within the writing community isn’t spamming. Nor is our information irrelevant. It irks me royally that they’ve decided to start tamping down on our sharing with one another.

At the rate they’re going, we won’t be able to keep doing things like Karmic Friday’s and promoting our pages/links within other pages anymore. Which sorely sucks because sharing what we do with others is our way of being able to support and promote one another.

On the bright side of all this, it just means we can share links and promote ourselves with Google+, right? Which is what might happen in the long run if they keep trying to curb our activities the way they’re doing now.

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2 thoughts on “Sharing/Promoting on Facebook = Spam

  1. I got tired of trying to place everyone’ s posts on Facebook since the captchas they use are worthless. They have not blocked me yet from sharing other people’s work on my wall and the stream. I wondered why they were being so awful! I guess they do not need our business or our writing. 🙂

    Here we come Google! I mostly post on Twitter now.

  2. I’ve been blocked for 15 days on Facebook just because I was participating in the Karmic Friday. This happened to quite a few of us yesterday. Sort of sucks, since helping each other accrue likes and sharing our links with one another helped getting word out about who we are and what we do.

    I mostly post on Twitter now, myself. And also on Google.

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