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Facebook regularly looses my eyeballs

tcr! · May 30, 2017 at 8:48 am

I post things on Facebook and then people like them. And then sometimes I kinda feel bad because I don’t reciprocate and like a bunch of things that others are posting.

And that’s because I see the same things over and over again. Nothing wrong with what people are posting of course but I’ve seen the same friend’s photo from 16 hours ago. At the top of my newsfeed. The last three times I’ve opened Facebook. There’s little motivation for me to scroll more than a screen or two down when I see the same thing I saw earlier today or yesterday.

Maybe these duplicate posts don’t show for people who spend a lot of time in Facebook. The ones that tap and click around much more than I do. There’s good things in there I’m sure if I get in there and work it but when the first thing I see when opening Facebook isn’t new, it gives me this back burner feeling that nothing’s going on.

Yep, there’s a setting to toggle between “Top Stories” and “Most Recent” and when I choose the latter, all is right with the world, the stars align. Sadly it doesn’t stick and I have to set it for each and every visit.

Facebook knows that I like the Alien movies, too, it’s no secret. So now I get to see the same exact ads until the latest movie hype quiets down. I end up hating whatever “sponsored” thing it is they’re trying to get me to buy.

I keep seeing this

They’ve applied this same algorithm to Instagram, too. I see the same photos that I saw the last time and have to hunt for something new. I saw a promo code once but I missed the sale because it was “one day only.” Yay, algorithms!

It makes me kinda sad and also kinda annoyed when I click on someone’s profile and see a picture from 5 mins ago that was no where on my newsfeed.

Of all the things that Facebook is ripping off from Snapchat, the one thing they should cue in on: Snapchat shows things that’re timely, in the here and now. Not things that are 10 hrs, 21 hrs, 22 hrs, or 11 hrs ago.

I saw them already. More than twice.

#facebook #fail

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Game over man, game over

tcr! · May 29, 2017 at 9:51 pm

Game over man game over

#photos #aliens #billpaxton

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May 29th, 2017 at 9:41:39 am

tcr! · May 29, 2017 at 9:41 am

I told Alexa to play some 80s for some upbeat, motivational, get moving kinda music. Help me get dressed and such.

Ozzy then bellows his infamous…

All aboooaaard!

Perfect 😊

#alexa #ozzy

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tcr! tcr! · May 29, 2017 at 9:51 am

Now she’s playing “No sleep Till Brooklyn” by the Beastie Boys. I don’t know if Alexa’s mix could get any better today.

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Facebook, that’s not how my birthday works

tcr! · May 29, 2017 at 8:33 am

Facebook birthday reminder

#facebook #bdays

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Sugar skull, car wash, and…

tcr! · May 28, 2017 at 7:50 pm

Sugar skull cat wash and

… what appears to be some weird googly eyes 👀 🤔

#photos #sugarskull

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Iced coffee with crunchy sugar

tcr! · May 28, 2017 at 5:26 pm

Iced coffee with crunchy sugar

❤️ #photos #coffee

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Baywatch Official Sticker pack

tcr! · May 28, 2017 at 12:14 pm

Baywatch Official Sticker pack

❤️ #meanwhile #baywatch

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Black and white knife phootshoot

tcr! · May 27, 2017 at 11:40 pm

Black and white knife phootshoot Black and white knife phootshoot 2

It’s what you do when you’re me and it’s Saturday night.

#photos #knives

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Dunkin Donuts mannequin

tcr! · May 27, 2017 at 8:45 pm

Dunkin Donuts mannequin

Not sure what to make of this mannequin at the Dunkin Donuts in St Charles.

Is he a mascot? A dance partner? Just a regular dude who lost his arm?

#photos #mannequins #dunkindonuts

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Blue Jay at the bird feeder

tcr! · May 27, 2017 at 7:27 pm

Blue Jay at the bird feeder

Birds are hard to photoshoot with a phone. They won’t let you get close, they’re quick, and they rarely ever just stand still.

#photos #birds

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