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Facebook Actually Does Help Deliver News

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Maybe Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s comparison of News Feed to a personalized newspaper wasn’t too far off. According to the Pew Research Center’s State of the News Media 2013 report, Facebook is a key way that news outlets such as The Huffington Post, The Daily Mail, and Yahoo reach their readers. The report notes that major U.S. news sites get an average of 9 percent of their traffic from Facebook, compared with 4 percent when measured 15 months ago.

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Don’t Self-Censor On Facebook: Audience Filter

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Today’s Internet serves many functions, operating as a public forum for self-expression, an intimate support group among friends, and even a platform for professional development. As your use of social networks such as Facebook grows in the professional context, the key is to not succumb to censoring yourself. Your peers, bosses, or prospective employers may deem it appropriate to tailor your online voice to a more conservative public, but won’t your friends wonder why you got so lame all of a sudden? Filter your audience instead.

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