What the heck is an Algorithm, and how do you control it for your benefit?

The definition of an Algorithm is a process or set of rules to be followed in calculations or other problem-solving operations, especially by a computer.

So, with that logic, Social media algorithms are a way of sorting posts in a users’ feed based on relevancy instead of publish time. Social networks prioritize which content a user sees in their feed first by the likelihood that they’ll actually want to see it. Does that make sense?

Have you noticed your newsfeed is filled to the brim with sad story after sad story? Perhaps the world is spiraling into chaos and despair. Maybe you interact with these posts; you react with a like, a “sad,” or an “angry.” It is affecting your mood and your outlook on life!

BUT, did you know that Facebook, or any social channel, is following your lead? The algorithm sees what you interact with and gives you MORE of exactly what you want! SO, You can make your world a better place by changing up the content you interact with. Try LIKING a cute puppy, a smiling child, a warm cookie, a testimony of hope. And maybe, done consistently with some intention, the world will become a brighter, happier place to be for you.

Try it for 14-30 days, and let me know below how it changes what you are served on social media!

The power of Social Media

Picture this: your childhood best friend is moving across the country. You used to do everything together! Their home was your home, their family felt like your family. Now you have to continue the friendship through letters, long-distance phone calls and pinky promises to stay in touch.

15 years ago this took exceptional effort. In 2019, this doesn’t seem like a daunting task! Social media has the power to connect long lost friends, distant relatives, and old flames. What used to seem impossible is now second nature to most of us.

We can invite our friends to a baby shower, announce an engagement, share our heartache, our triumphs and everything in between. Social media has the power to connect with old friends and make new ones, anywhere in the world. The days of waiting for the mailman to bring that special letter or sitting by the phone waiting for it to ring are over. The best part? All of this power fits into the palm of your hand.