Do People Really Read Facebook Posts?

Do you really like me?

We recently engaged in a Facebook experiment. We are not sure why, since this is not related to our core business, but we had to respond when confronted one more time with the following post on yet another friend’s page.

I am very selective when it comes to befriending friends and family, that’s why I don’t have many on Facebook. It occurs to me that for each and everyone of you on my friends list, I catch myself looking at your pictures, sharing jokes and news, as well as support during good and bad times. I am also happy to have you among my friends. We will see who will take the time to read this message until the end. If you ……appreciate your friends and family from all over the world, go ahead and copy this into your status too, even if it’s just for a minute. Thank you all for being a part of my life. Copy and paste please, don’t share. If no one reads my wall, this should be a short experiment. This is a Facebook game to see who reads and who just scrolls. So, if you read this, leave one word on how we met. Only one word, then copy this to your wall so I can leave a word.

Our response was to make a post with the following text.

I am NOT very selective when it comes to befriending friends and family. If I was selective do you really think you would be on the list? It occurs to me that for each and every one of you on my friends list, I catch myself looking at your pictures, sharing jokes and news, as well as learning how much you liked the tilapia or the burger you had for lunch. I am also happy to have you among my friends, even though I sometimes have trouble remembering your first name when we meet in public. We will see who will take the time to read this message until the end. If you appreciate your friends and family from all over the world, and more importantly, if you think they are easily manipulated, go ahead and copy this into your status too, even if it’s just for a minute. Thank you all for being a part of my digital “life”. Copy and paste please, don’t share. Then again, if you have not figured out how to copy and paste, go ahead and share. Either way, if no one reads my wall, this should be a short experiment but I have not invested much in it. This is a Facebook game to see who reads and who just scrolls. So, if you read this, do not leave one word on how we met. That is too easy. Send me twenty dollars in the mail. Then I will know you are serious when you say you are my friend.

Also visit this link at NotQuiteProfitable.com so we can see how many people made it this far. http://notquiteprofitable.com/do-people-really-read-facebook-posts/

As soon as we determine what our core business is, we will try to determine a way to make this fit. Until then, have a nice day.

 

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