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Facebook Has A New Suicide Prevention Feature. Will It Work?

In February, Facebook announced that it was rolling out a suicide prevention feature. Although the social media platform has given users the option to report suicidal content since 2011, this new feature makes that process easier and provides those struggling with thoughts of self harm with a number of options for taking action.

Here’s how it works: Upon seeing any comments from a friend implying self harm, users are given the option to contact their Facebook friend, another friend or a suicide helpline. From there, the person will be notified that a friend is concerned about them and asked if they’d like to call a friend or message a suicide prevention expert.

Facebook also provides videos about people who have had suicidal thoughts, provides a list of relaxation techniques and offers to help find a self-care expert.

The social media site partnered with a number of suicide prevention networks for this feature including Now Matters Now, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Save.org and Forefront: Innovations in Suicide Prevention.

As of now, the feature is available to about half of Facebook users.

 

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Buying Facebook Likes. The False Advertising Of Social Media. #falsefriends

I’ve been asked by a few consultants if it is a good idea to buy Facebook likes. Yes, you can buy Facebook likes. It is such a bad idea that, like other posts of this fashion, I am not even going to include links to those companies that offer this service.Say NO To Buying Facebook Likes Ninety-eight percent of both the members of the Golden Generation (ages 67 and up) and Gen Z’ers (ages 18 to 22) who use social networking sites are on Facebook. There are about 1.11 billion users on Facebook (a stat that is hard to get right as the number jumps significantly every hour), 665 million are active daily, and about 1.13 trillion likes since it’s launch (May 2013 Update). A common goal among Facebook pages is to acquire as many likes as possible. It’s not so different from our time in high school. The more people that like us, the more popular we are – and popularity was everything! The fact is, Facebook likes ARE important, but not for the reason that most companies using the media realize. Too many companies think that if you come across their page and are greeted with 1000, 5000, 10000 likes, that you will have the impression that this is a popular page, and you should like it too. Right now, they are probably right – but very soon – because of posts like this one, the tactic they are using to boost their likes is going to backfire on them. Consumers are getting smarter every day, and you will soon recognize immediately the false advertising, the outright fraud that these “like buyers” are putting in their faces. Having a high number of likes on your Facebook page signals to consumers that your company is established, well-known, and can get its name out there. We understand where the incentive to buy Facebook likes comes from, but we recommend you stay away. Buying Likes is the easy, underhanded, sleazy car salesman solution to the problem of building a Facebook pages engagement and reach. It only creates a temporary fix to the more permanent issue which is to gain consumer engagement. Using a company to boost your number of likes creates a hollow fan base that won’t interact with the brand which is what the goal should REALLY be. So how can you tell when a company is calling you a fool? check the “Talking About This” metric. If the number of likes and other metrics don’t seem to correlate, you should be turned off immediately because the page is not authentic. Additionally, recently Facebook has begun to ban, block, and shut off pages that have obviously bought their bulk likes. Here is a good explain from Facebook: LIKES vs TALKING ABOUT THIS The average Likes to Talking About This ratio is from 5% – 25%. You can discover this number by taking the “Talking About This” and dividing it by the Likes. Intimate Tickles LLC Facebook page sports about 145 likes. The average Talking About This is around 35, or 25%. Pretty good engagement. Recently, after promoting a post, they climbed to 111 Talking About This. Now THAT’S a real set of likes. Let’s see who is fooling you… Facebook is a great way of connecting with your user base, generating value for you and your customers, and establishing a voice behind your corporate brand image. Throwing away money on Facebook likes doesn’t create genuine interest in your business and because the likes come from fake profiles, Facebook has the potential to flag your page as this practice goes against their terms and conditions. The cost/benefit ratio is too high, and you risk the real possibility of ruining your reputation when your potential consumers come up to speed and can see right away that you are false advertising. Slow and easy wins the race. Here are some tips to do it right… 8 Ways To Get More Facebook Likes 8 Surprising Ways To Be More Popular On Facebook Facebook Hashtags Have Arrived

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