What is Facebook social proof?
A few weeks ago, a couple from India asked Facebook for an example of how to make sure a post was being shared.
“We’ve got some friends in India, they’re not so keen on social media,” one of them said.
“They don’t want their names being mentioned, so we’re going to ask Facebook for this.”
The post received more than 2,500 likes, 1,400 shares and 1,100 comments.
“It’s been a great experiment for us,” said the couple, who have a 15-year-old daughter.
“I like how the social proof works.
We’ve been able to prove that we are not friends with these people.”
Facebook has a social proof system to make it clear to users that they are not part of the network.
The system looks at a user’s likes and shares, and a user who shares a photo or comment with a friend’s profile gets a small reward.
The reward is based on the user’s social reputation with the network, which is calculated by a formula that takes into account the amount of people who like the photo or post.
“When someone likes or shares a picture, it means the picture or comment has been liked by that person,” said Facebook spokesman Michael O’Sullivan.
The algorithm looks at that person’s comments, likes and likes on other people’s profiles, and decides whether to reward a user with an ad or not.
“In many cases, people might be willing to give you a few more likes or a few comments to make you feel like a part of their network,” he said.
But the reward isn’t always enough to convince people to follow you.
“If someone likes a photo that someone has posted that they have liked, but they’ve posted it on their own Facebook account, then that is not something Facebook should be giving,” said Mr O’Sullivans.
“That’s a bit like giving a credit card number and saying, ‘No, no, no.
I’m not giving that number back.'”
A Facebook spokesperson said that if you see something in the News Feed of another user that you think is suspicious, it is important to report it.
Facebook has also been working with law enforcement agencies to investigate and report suspicious posts.
“Facebook’s automated systems help us identify and remove content that violates our community standards,” a spokesperson said.
“It is critical to us that all users are treated with respect and we take this very seriously,” said Zuckerberg in a statement.
“As part of our commitment to making it easy for people to share their stories, we’ve recently introduced a number of tools and features that make it easier to report content that’s not appropriate for our community.”
Facebook has said that it works hard to ensure its users are not using fake accounts or that their account information is not hacked.
“There is nothing more important to us than making sure people are safe when they post content on Facebook, whether it’s in a photo, video or in an article,” said a Facebook spokesperson.
“Facebook takes safety very seriously, and we work hard to prevent users from using accounts they are unfamiliar with,” said an internal Facebook spokesperson in a blog post last week.
“Unfortunately, there are people out there who are actively trying to exploit this problem, and so we need to be more careful in how we respond.”