Facebook Is Throttling My Articles, So It's Time To Diversify Platforms. Hi Steemit!

in #introduceyourself6 years ago (edited)

I'm suddenly having a much harder time getting my articles in front of people due to a drastic plummet in the amount of views I'm getting from Facebook. According to my Medium account's statistics, I've gone from receiving many thousands of views from Facebook to just a few hundred over the last week or so, and the reach of my FB page has been slashed to a quarter of what it was in the same amount of time. 

This likely has something to do with changes that Facebook has announced it is making in its News Feed algorithm, but it's hard to know exactly to what extent or whether anything else is going on. All I know is far fewer people are seeing me on that site now.

It's impacting everyone in alternative media, though.

The overwhelming majority of my Medium views have always come from Facebook, but now that that's slashed the majority of them are coming from the Medium email list, which was until now a very distant second. What that tells me is that I'm now getting most of my views from my blogging platform itself, which means I need to start publishing on more blogging platforms.

Which means hi, Steemit! 

I'm here at the recommendation of @Suzi3D, and I'm excited to try this platform out and see how it goes. For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I'm an Australian who writes about America, a hardline leftist who is loathed by leftists, and an unabashed feminist who hates Hillary Clinton. I have a very diverse following from far-left to far-right to conspiracy-minded nonpartisans to high-profile political commentators who read me in secret but will never admit it publicly. I often say controversial things and I never apologize for anything.

The Plutocrats Are Pursuing Internet Censorship And They’re Barely Even Hiding It#Censorship #FreeSpeech #Facebook #Twitter #Google #NetNeutrality https://t.co/c5yHUu7kB6

I'm going to start sharing my work on a variety of diverse platforms in order to get around the censorship network, which I think all of us alt-media types are going to have to get comfortable with. Any online publications who wish to re-publish my writings are as always welcome to do so without asking, just please credit me and include the hyperlinks I place at the bottom of every article showing readers how to follow and support me. I'll still share my work on Medium and my website as well.

Online censorship has been an agenda of the elites who rule over us for some time now, and their having lost control of the narrative in the 2016 election has made that agenda all the more urgent. We're going to have to stay agile, diverse and creative in order to get around the obstructions they try to throw in our attempts to network and share information with each other, but we can definitely still do it. The old machinations of manipulation and control are no match for the speed and agility of online guerrilla media warfare.

Keep fighting.


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Welcome to steemit @caitlinjohnstone, or maybe I should say welcome BACK! Hope this time around provides you with more success. It's good to have someone of your caliber and stature here on the blockchain :)

Yeah, it's my second time around but I didn't have a guide last time. Suzie has been an amazing help.


You are off to an amazing start @caitlinjohnstone, Steemit is really hot right now, fantastic opportunity for us. With your talents and experience I am sure you'll do and share amazing things here. Stay encouraged, this is an awesome place. I wish you all the best. Steem on!

HI @caitlinjohnstone welcome to Steemit. I am a long time friend of @Suzi3d we even worked together at www.wearechange.org. I am also a researcher and journalist everyone knows me as AK. In my spare time I am helping the great minds of Christopher Kramer and Adrian Rosenbusch to create onG.Social. We are fixing this problem that Facebook has caused. What is onG.Social? onG is a cross-posting social media hub with a social network built in which rewards users in cryptocurrency. When the project is on the blockchain it will help fund real journalists and organizations by allowing them to post simutaneously to multiple social networks at once including onG. We are preparing for a beta in February - March you can sign up here. http://ongsocial.com/optin18275742 Although, the alpha website is already up at onG.Social. Cheers, AK.

Pleased to make your acquaintance!

Very nice to finally meet you! Just holler on Twitter if u need any help over here my Twitter is @An0nkn0wledge.

You might like my privacy workshop, if you are leaving facebrak, as I did a few months ago, you might find these things helpful.


I am immediately suspect of any websites that are still using facebook tracking.

Caitlin you're the first person I have followed on Steemit.

Isn't she fabulous? :)


yes you are yes you are yes you are! don't make me troll you now!

She's also the first person I have followed on Steemit. I joined the platform after a talk at a Bitcoin meetup, but hadn't done anything with it until Caitlin mentioned it as an alternative to Facebook, on Facebook. I tried Minds and Gab, but found they were mostly platforms for rather bizarre ideas. I like Steemit. Thanks.

Welcome to Steemit! Took you long enough, lol! Glad you got the message! The blockchain is the answer to corporate censorship.

Steem will have its breakout any day...
Smart media tokens
Millions of users incoming
Strong word to mouth community
More ways to burn steem
what about the theme, whether one day one theme such as colorchallenge, thanks.

Well, Steem has not quite cracked the million account number yet as far as I can tell. Steem sits at around 670K accounts presently. But, yes GROWING quickly!!!

Welcome to steemit.... ur art is amazing..

Facebook does that heh ^^ They are doing it to my facebook page too, i only have 282 followers on it but they throttled the articles to reach less and less people over time, now when it reaches 11 people out of 70 to 110 usually, and members telling me they don't even receive notifications or messages in their feed, i'm like, "oh well time to move on then" !

So, welcome to you, welcome on the Steemit Platform ! Have a nice stay.

Thank you! Yeah, it's pretty bad. Time to MySpace Facebook, methinks.

Love you lots, Caity! ~ a patron

Love you too.

Welcome, steemit is a cool platform and I think you will do well with it. Glad to have you here! FB blows

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