Outside Sites Blocked By Facebook Algorithm

Outside Sites Blocked By Facebook Algorithm

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NEW YORK - Shadow, a neighborhood dog, fears his exposure to outside sites is being limited by the new Facebook News Feed algorithm, sources allege.

“I overheard my owner talking about Facebook's algorithm purposely not showing sites outside of Facebook in the news feed, in an effort to keep users on their site, or charging money to show outside sites or something,” Shadow began. “I love going to outside sites, like parks, and dog parks, and bars that allow dogs so they’re basically just indoor dog parks, but it sounds like Facebook is trying to stop that? I don’t fully understand how it works, but it’s definitely scary stuff!”

Oreo, a neighborhood cat, also mentioned being aware of the limited access to outside sites, though she rarely visits them.

“I hate going outside anyway,” Oreo commented. “Though it would be nice to see outside sites, just to know what’s out there, what I’m missing, have the option to go visit those outside sites, you know, incase there’s something out there that interests me, like if a tiny red dot flies by. This website seems evil to me, and that says a lot, cause I'm a cat, and we're notoriously evil.”

“Wow, now that I think about it, this Facebook thing sounds like it might not be good for those outside sites, especially the creative ones, making new and original things for us dogs to go play with and enjoy. I hope my favorite parks, and dog parks, and bars that allow dogs so they're basically just indoor dog parks, don’t close because of this thing,” Shadow worriedly added.

As a result of limited outside reach, many owner’s no longer had use for dog walkers and other similar services, leading to massive layoffs in the industry.


Article by Louie Aronowitz - @louiearonowitz

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