dan lyons To help people avoid that situation, we’re working on a post that will help you figure out how to “memorialize” the account of someone who has died so that Facebook won’t keep surfacing their likes in your feed. Send Us Your ExamplesMeanwhile we’re looking for more examples of fake likes. Our writer, Bernard Meisler, put his story together by asking people he knew on Facebook to look out for fake likes and send him examples. Now we’d like to find even more. Apparently this is happening a lot, and nobody seems to know why.Facebook told us it must be people accidentally pressing a “like” button on their mobile app. But can there really be that many people pressing the wrong button, all the time?If you have a theory, we’re all ears.My Friend The Financial PlannerMeanwhile, everyone we talk to seems to have a story about fake likes. Just this morning when I came in to work I opened up Facebook and found this: UPDATED: This story has been updated to include comments from Facebook. See below.Our story about dead people liking stuff on Facebook really struck a nerve. For some people this phenomenon isn’t just strange — it is downright painful. Like this person who commented on Reddit: It’s a post that went out this morning from my friend and neighbor, Catherine Valega, touting a new “miracle weight loss” cure that can “burn unwanted fat around your belly in 14 days.”I got suspicious. First because Valega is teeny-tiny. She’s an avid runner and probably weighs 100 pounds soaking wet. She’s not someone I’d expect had ever used (or needed) a miracle weight loss cure.More important, Valega is a financial planner and a wealth management specialist who lives in an affluent suburb of Boston. She uses Facebook to promote her professional services and to build her personal brand. Most of her posts are about college saving, retirement planning, insurance coverage — useful stuff.So I didn’t think she’d be polluting her feed with crappy posts about belly fat reducers.And I was right. Valega had no idea this had gone out under her name until I snapped a screen grab and emailed it to her. She was appalled, and removed it from her feed.[UPDATE: Facebook points out that the example above originated on Twitter, not on Facebook, which means Facebook should not be blamed for it. Also: A Facebook spokesman says there are cases where someone has liked a brand but simply doesn’t remember doing it. In other cases it’s possible someone got confused and clicked on an icon believing they were “liking” one thing when actually they were liking something different. For example, you might click on an icon for what you think is a new DVD release when you are in fact liking the retailer that is promoting the DVD. Finally, there are cases of “click-jacking” where people believe they are clicking on, say, a button to play a video, when actually they are being tricked into liking a product. In those cases the like goes out into their feed without their knowledge or consent. However, Facebook has been making a big effort to fight click-jacking, and has been successful in stamping out most of it, the spokesman says.]A Problem For FacebookSure, in a way this is kind of funny, but it’s also kind of not. If you’re using Facebook in any kind of professional capacity, these fake likes could become a problem.Not just a problem for you, but for Facebook. Because if the new reality of Facebook is that you need to constantly check your profile and make sure stupid stuff isn’t going out under your name, people are going to start leaving.Valega wasn’t pleased by the belly fat thing, but she’s more worried about what might happen next. One of her friends who would never shop at Walmart just had a “like” for Walmart go out under her name.Valega’s business, Greenbridge Wealth Management, is bulit around not just financial planning but social responsibility, sustainability, environmental awareness and other progressive ideas. A fake-like for Walmart could actually hurt her image.“If Facebook shows people that I like Walmart, that’s a business buster,” Valega says. “No way would I like Walmart or invest in Walmart.”Risky For BusinessSo being on Facebook becomes a risk. And what’s the reward? Valega says she’s never found a new client via Facebook. She just uses the site as a way to build a presence online. But now she thinks Facebook is “on the way out.”So help us out. Has anyone you know ever fake-liked something on Facebook? Send us examples. Maybe we’ll get some answers from Facebook — or, even better, a resolution. Related Posts Tags:#Facebook#fake likes The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification
Brooklyn’s instrumental powerhouse The Budos Band will host their own hometown New Year’s gigs with a double date of shows at the Knitting Factory on Saturday, December 30th, and Sunday, December 31st. Musically, The Budos Band draws its unique sound from an amalgamation of influences, such as Ethiopian afrobeat, soul, funk, psychedelic rock, and even some prog-metal stylings. On stage, the band is a force to be reckoned with, bordering on the brink of mainly organized chaos, though always keeping a natural ebb and flow that keeps listeners grooving in some way, shape, or form. (More information on The Budos Band’s upcoming NYE run can be found here).Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats And The Budos Band Hit Red Rocks For First Of Two Nights [Photos]Back in 2005, The Budos Band landed a spot on funk and soul label Daptone Records—a label that has had the privilege of sharing the music of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley, Lee Fields, The Sugarman 3, Antibalas, and more—with their self-titled debut album. With the release of 2014’s Burnt Offering, “The band embraced the thick, Lo-Fi grunginess of 60’s era Blues and Rock albums, leaning heavily on fuzz boxes and echo to color the palate of the album.” The group has toured around the world, shared the stage with the unforgettable talent Charles Bradley on several occasions, and now carry the torch for Daptone Records with the untimely passings of both Bradley and Sharon Jones over the last year.The Budos Band with Charles Bradley, “Heart of Gold”[via Tim McG Photography & Video]Joining The Budos Band for their upcoming two-night Knitting Factory New Year’s Eve run will be Electric Citizen, The Nude Party, Evolfo, DJ Mikey Post, as well as a just announced special Sunflower Bean DJ Set on the 31st. Electric Citizen hails from Cincinnati, OH and is straight up, in-your-face rock and roll led by the incredible vocals of lead singer Laura Dolan.Electric Citizen, “Light Years Beyond”[via RidingEasy Records]The Nude Party is self-described “boner pop”—yes, you read that correctly—and clearly take life very seriously, as can be seen in their video (and possibly the greatest music videos of all time) for “Time To Go”.The Nude Party, “Time To Go”[via The Nude Party]Brooklyn’s own garage-soul act Evolfo will keep things local and is poised to make some serious moves of their own after releasing their latest album Last of the Acid Cowboys earlier this year.Evolfo, “Last Of The Acid Cowboys”[via Sofar Sounds]Tickets for the upcoming two-night Knitting Factory run are currently on-sale. Purchase tickets for December 30th here, and for December 31st here. A limited amount of two-night passes are available via Ticketweb. For event updates and additional information, join the Facebook Event page.Enter To Win A Pair Of Tickets Below!<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>
Chennai Super Kings head coach Stephen Fleming Monday said focusing too much on the big-hitting Andre Russell could backfire as Kolkata Knight Riders also have other quality batsmen in their line-up.”Possibly, there are a couple of challenges. One is you ignore the other six (batsmen). And in a team that has (Chris) Lynn, (Dinesh) Karthik and (Robin) Uthappa you do that at your own peril. We’ve got to be careful we don’t focus overtly on Russell,” he said at the press conference ahead the IPL match against KKR.”Even though he has been so dynamic, there’s still good work done by the other players. So, again, I stress it doesn’t change our preparation to focus on one or two players, but we’re acutely aware of how dangerous these players are so, it’s business as usual for us,” Fleming said.Also Read | One man doesn’t win the IPL: Fleming disagrees with Gambhir’s comment on Kohli’s captaincyWith the flamboyant Jamaican being in red-hot form, Fleming whether it is spin or seam, one had to be accurate against hitters like Russell.”You’ve got to put context around that as well different stages of the game. Look at analysis and match up with what you have, it’s no secret that we’re spin-heavy anyway. So, if there’s an opportunity to change-up to Russell, we will certainly look at it.”Whether it’s spin or seam at the end you’ve to be accurate against hitters like Russell, Dhoni, Pollard and Pandya. It’s no different really, the pressure is always on in the last few overs.”advertisementAlso Read | Watch: CSK players celebrate coach Stephen Fleming’s 46th birthday after beating RRAbout the possibility of CSK using spinners at the death, Fleming said things couldn’t be over planned.”Possibly. But, again, if it’s dewy. Mitch Santner who is one of the best spinners around struggled to hold the ball…So, you can’t overplan…We have to have a free mind and be smart enough to assess conditions.”Fleming said Dhoni and the team had moved away from too much of analysis and data.”We’ve gone a long way away from that. A lot of teams are loading up on analysis and numbers and we’ve actually gone away from that. Sometimes, information overload can be confusing. So, we’re really trying to simplify it and make sure that the time we spend together is meaningful and understood,” he added.Also Read | IPL 2019: Harbhajan Singh’s cooking session with Stephen FlemingAlso Watch | Great to have someone like Chris Gayle in KXIP: KL Rahul
Technique ‘456’. Other specialists, such as the doctor Claudia reardon, from the University of Wisconsin and a member of the IOC, you have a short recipe for fighting depression in elite athletes: communication, self-control and training. “Athletes fight to achieve goals, and that mentality of overcoming is what must be applied.” Paul Wylleman, professor of psychology at the University of Brussels, adds other tips for overcoming confinement: not being over-informed, keeping in touch with family and friends, adjusting to the environment, and practicing mental training. “One technique you can use is 456. Four times a day, you must inhale air deeply for five seconds and then exhale for another six seconds while you slowly relax your shoulders, “he recommends Wylleman. Team up. The International Federation of Professional Soccer Players (FIFPro) published a study five years ago in which it concluded that professional soccer players are at high risk of depression due to the public demand they have. According to the survey, more than 35% had any of these distress problems, especially if they had long-term injuries. As well, the coronavirus has also fully affected the morale of the players. According FIFPro, An upturn in cases of anxiety has been detected since the beginning of confinement, a situation that has affected all athletes, but with a higher incidence among those who practice collective sports, such as soccer players.ERTE. Players are just as sensitive as the rest of the population to the problems generated by the COVID-19. Health is the big concern, but footballers are also not immune to wage cuts, ERTE and the insecurity generated by the crisis. Some unions have started aid programs for their members. One of the first to do so has been the Scottish Professional Footballers Union (PFA Scotland), which has sent its affiliates a series of recommendations to avoid negative thoughts. “Some players are distressed by economic problems and also by uncertainty about the future,” he acknowledges. Michelle Evans, responsible for the welfare of PFA Scotland.