Pastor Duke Taber is a remarkable guy. He is a man of deep faith and many convictions. He was also one of the first sites that we curated in religion on Internet Billboards and we have hit it off ever since.
In the time that I have been following his site Taber’s Truths which is a leading Christian website, I have found inspiration, and not only that, answers to some serious questions.
We have also been known to discuss some tech issues from time to time, since we both are online and have websites. I have to say after reading this post from Pastor Duke, I admire him even more.
Imagine if you will the powers that be in technology doing as they please, and then asking for some kind of religious approval. The headlines read “Tech companies wish to form a better relationship with the faith community”.
I guess the Devil is in the details, but here are some words from Pastor duke Taber
Facebook’s False Promises And Religious Censorship
After walking away from Google and their “new and more relevant search”, I decided to engage people directly by focusing on Facebook. I already had a fan page.I had a couple of thousand fans at the time. I started to engage my fans daily with Christian pictures and quotes along with posting the articles that were published on Taber’s Truths. At first this worked great and even caused me to do some Facebook advertising so I could reach more people with our message of faith. The page went viral in October. It went from 3500 fans to 50,000 fans in 2 months. I was ecstatic. Finally we were getting somewhere. Then all of a sudden I started to notice that my posts, pictures, and quotes were not reaching all my fans. I started getting complaints from people that were not my fans about pictures of things like 1 Corinthians 13; the love chapter. And some of my posts went missing. Pretty soon only 10% of my fans were getting my posts. Then Facebook introduced “promoted posts”. All of a sudden I had to pay for my fans to see my posts.
Can you imagine, well that is the way it is. Facebook is a utility in my opinion, and one that is heavily used and completely unregulated. It is almost like the politicians fear it. As if they could get put in the Facebook dog house if they were to challenge the status quo.
Seriously you have to read the article.
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