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facebook recommendations, no. ????

Okay folks, Dr. C is exhausted and it's not like "Take Meta's recommendations with a grain of salt" is strictly news, so this is going to be a Quick'n'Dirty (TM) post.


Tonight I posted updates regarding severe weather closings for client Community 4ward at both of their food pantry locations: Vina & Sheffield. Okay, so far so good.


As I was working on the posts, I noticed something distinctly ... odd ... in the distractographics with which Facebook unhelpfully surrounds the posting interface.


Take a look:




Probably you are seeing this problem already, but just because I feel like, you know, HAMMERING THE POINT HOME, let's see it one more time:




Indeed.


And in case you needed a reminder:



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I guess Facebook thinks the most important achievement is making a profit. The idea of a non-profit probably seems weird. Maybe they don’t have the algorithms for distinguishing between a non-profit which also sales merchandise to pay the bills and a business which allows others to piggyback their merchandise. I guess that is why a social media consultant is needed!

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Even non-profits need to raise money. Although FB probably doesn't care about the differences.

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Dr. Consulting Academic
Dr. Consulting Academic
22 мая 2022 г.
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That's what @Jessica said ... but I have to say, it seems to me as if FB might have taken the time to ask what a food pantry would reasonably be selling!

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Dr. Consulting Academic
Dr. Consulting Academic
22 мая 2022 г.

All good points well-taken :)



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Jessica Smith
Jessica Smith
22 мая 2022 г.

I'm going to cut them a little slack on this one, because nonprofits do sometimes sell things to fund their efforts and increase public awareness of their causes. A small, local nonprofit might not be likely to (economies of scale), but just the fact that it's a nonprofit doesn't make it absurd.


Here's an ugly mug that you can buy from Amnesty International USA's online store:


An official (and much nicer, IMO) Sierra Club wall calendar, available in the organization's online store:



And a logo patch sold by Gun Owners of America:



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