After scrolling past this video numerous times on Facebook, I finally decided to watch it. If you haven’t watched it yet, watch it then read the rest of this post.
Basically this video confirms what’s been growing in my mind for the last six months; Facebook is reforming its way it allows people to communicate in a negative way. My purpose for using Facebook is to connect with other artists. By neglecting to show my posts by the lesser known/lesser “liked” artists, I’m missing out on all of their work.
For someone who really enjoys smaller, lesser-known artists, this is incredibly disappointing. As an artist this is outraging because it limits how many people see my expressions. If an artist I’ve “liked” on Facebook posts their work, and I’ve taken time out of my life to go “like” their page, I sure as hell want to see it. After all, isn’t that what liking is supposed to be for?
As I look into the future for how I’m going to be on social media, I see myself less and less on Facebook. Their pattern for generating Newfeeds is infuriating. Google+ seems to be better, and YouTube is something that I’ve always wanted to do.
Today I created my first video. The sound is incredibly low because I didn’t know I was being so quiet and it’s too late to record and upload another. I suppose you can’t get it all right the first time. Anyways, here’s the video if you’re interested in turning up your volume!