I Finally Got Hit By The Facebook Algorithm

Ah, Facebook. I mean, what can I say about this website, son? It can be extremely useful and the Devil at the same time, man. All in all, Facebook has been an integral part of my blog’s success since I started writing in 2010. In any case, after numerous changes over the years, I’m finally starting to get hit by Mark Zuckerberg‘s constant updates. With that being said, I’m not exactly sure what that means for the future of my blog.

Now, let’s be honest, fam. On the real, I shouldn’t have to explain the heat that Facebook has received over recent years. Frankly, given the disproportionate amount of “fake news” that’s been spread across the site, Zuckerberg and company have had their feet put to the fire, bruh. In response, the company has made sweeping changes to how content is curated. Namely, it’s more interested in interactions between individuals than promoting businesses and websites. Obviously, I fall into the latter, son.

Look, I wouldn’t be me if I wasn’t transparent, man. Real talk, in the early days of my blog, Facebook was responsible for about 60% of my traffic, fam. The way I see it, I wouldn’t have a following if it wasn’t for the site, bruh. Thankfully, those early years have helped me build a base that continues to support me. However, I’m starting to notice a massive drop-off in “reach,” son.

Shit, let’s talk about this “reach,” man. Basically, Facebook allows users with a dedicate page to see how many people were “reached” by their respective posts. Now, up until a few months ago, I was used to seeing hundreds/thousands of people “reached” by the content I was posting. Moving on, does anybody want to guess how many people “saw” my post yesterday? Eight, fam. Eight! So, out of all of my followers and all of the people in my Friends List, Facebook only showed my shit to eight people, bruh. Needless to say, I was fucking tiiiiiiight, son.

Honestly, I can actually point to the exact day the shift happened, man. So, back on May 15th, I wrote an article about the tomfoolery of the abortion laws in Alabama and Georgia. Anyway, Facebook told me it was “reached” by 1,078 people. The next day, I made a post about the Wu-Tang Clan documentary on Showtime. Facebook told me it was “reached” by 11 people. Ever since then, my shit has been drastically off, fam. In the span of a day, my engagement on that site decreased by 99%.

Thankfully, I have a dedicated fan base who’s been riding with me for years. So, my actual views are as strong as they’ve always been. Keeping it a buck, my original fans are the ones who are keeping my shit afloat, bruh. The problem is, it’s been harder for me to attract new people. But, LC will figure out a way around the bullshit, son. Hell, it’s impossible for me to walk away from shit that I care about, man.

In the end, that’s enough rambling from me for today. fam. Ultimately, I just want to thank everyone who’s held me down from the beginning. By and by, it’s a great thing that a lot of the legwork was done in the earlier days, bruh. All I know is, if I were starting a new blog today, I don’t even know how I would gain traction in this new system, son. At the end of the day, it’s a good thing that I don’t have to worry about that part of it, man. That is all. LC out.

P.S. I’m also not falling for the Facebook gaffle of paying to increase my “reach.” Fuck that, Zuckerberg! Fuck all of that, fam. Good day.

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Donald Trump Can’t Cancel A Nonexistent Visit

Look, the idea of “fake news” bothers the fuck out of me, son. On the real, it bothers me so much because the person who created the term, Donald Trump, is the BIGGEST proponent of fake news, man. Shit, that’s exactly why this entire Philadelphia Eagles saga is ridiculous, fam. I mean, Trump publicly cancelled a nonexistent White House visit just to perpetuate his false narrative about NFL players hating the troops. All in all, I just want to know if facts will ever start mattering again.

Ok, for those who missed it, Trump “uninvited” the Super Bowl champions to the White House because of the National Anthem protests. Now, here’s the thing: not ONE Eagles player kneeled during the Anthem last season. To make matters worse, Fox News found a picture of three Eagles players praying BEFORE the game and used it to try and prove Trump’s fraudulent point. So, not only did Trump lie on the Eagles, his minions at Fox News DELIBERATELY used propaganda to further his cause. Frankly, ALL of this shit is fucking disgusting, bruh!

At this point, I don’t care that Fox News apologized, son. Real talk, both Trump and the network have fully immersed themselves in smoke and mirrors, man. Like, they don’t even pretend to tell the truth anymore, fam. And for what? To energize a voting base that’s rooted in hatred? Keeping it a buck, it’s tiring trying to keep up with all of the lies, bruh. First, they lie about NFL players disrespecting the troops. Next, they lie about the actions of the Eagles, specifically. Then, they lie about the context of the photo they used to discredit the team. *Sigh* All of the deception is fucking mind-boggling, people!

In the end, I’m just sick of all of the fuckery, son. Ultimately, politics has become the most dangerous game in the world, man. By and by, everyone cares more about sticking to a side than being right, fam. At the end of the day, I wish I could divorce myself from this entire process, bruh. But, if I do that, then I’d REALLY have no say about who’s running this shit-show. *Sigh* I need a drink, folks. That is all. LC out.

Can I Have Unbiased News?

So, I won’t lie, son. I’m tired of the news, man. No, I’m not tired of current events, but I’m tired of the way these stories are presented to me, fam. Like, can I just have the regular fucking news, bruh? Without a talking head telling me how to interpret it? Look, people are always quick to blame Fox News for the degeneration of journalism. Side note, they are BY FAR the most egregious, folks. I mean, let’s just be real here. But, Fox is not the only culprit in this clusterfuck of media, people. All in all, EVERY news network is to blame for the biased broadcasting presented to the public.

Ok, before I continue, I want everyone to look at this article on Deadspin‘s The Concourse. Listen, writer Timothy Burke put together a video of content across numerous television stations owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group. In the video, DOZENS of news anchors can be seen reciting the same rhetoric, emphasizing Donald Trump‘s fictitious war on “fake news.” Now, when I say the “same rhetoric,” I mean these anchors are actually saying the SAME EXACT WORDS across multiple broadcasts. Shit, how the fuck are people supposed to get unbiased news when the presenters are LITERALLY reading from a script, son?

Now, let me be clear, man. Fox News isn’t the only evil entity in this equation, fam. Hell, MSNBC loves to get in on the bullshit, bruh. On the real, I already shitted on Rachel Maddow in the past for trying to connect dots between Trump and Russia with no verifiable proof. In addition, I remember when Don Lemon had a LONG run of saying fuckity-fuck shit about race on CNN. Keeping it a buck, I can’t watch ANY of these networks anymore, son. All of their content has an angle and I’m fucking sick of it, people.

In the end, I don’t even know how to fix this problem, son. Ultimately, these companies benefit from spinning these tales, man. At the end of the day, the American public is the only group that loses, fam. By and by, we can never come to a resolution about any of the issues because we’re never given accurate information. *Sigh* Where’s Ted Koppel when we need him, bruh? LC out.

What The F*ck Is Happening In Libya?!

Man, what the fuck is going on right now, son?! Like, my eyes and ears MUST be deceiving me, fam! Look, there can’t be any possible way that slavery still exists, right? Right?! Listen, at this point, I’m not going to pretend like I know all of the particulars about this issue. However; all I know is, Africans are being sold in Libya right now. Yes, that’s right, bruh. In 2017, refugees and migrants are being sold, people. All in all, I don’t even know what to say or do, folks.

Ok, like I said in the first paragraph, I’m not even going to pretend like I’m some expert on the subject. I’ve read a bunch of articles about what’s going on and I can’t make heads or tails of it, son. Now, from what I’ve seen, a number of people trace the problem to Muammar Gaddafi, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Basically, as the theory goes, by taking Gaddafi out of power, it caused a vacuum that led to the rise of human trafficking. Keeping it a buck, this idea makes sense, but I’m not going to act like I have an innate knowledge of the climate over there.

Moving on, due to issues like war and poverty, a lot of refugees are leaving countries like Nigeria, Sudan and Senegal. For them, the goal is to make it to Europe and seek a better life. However; instead of freedom, they’re being captured and sold to the lowest bidder. Like, some people are being sold for as low as $400, son! Shit, I can’t even make this shit up, man! It’s literally some of the wildest shit I’ve ever heard, fam! I truly, truly, truly can’t believe this is all real, bruh!

Now, for one second, I want to turn my attention to Donald Trump. Look, this dude still doesn’t understand that his words have weight in the real world. Listen, his Twitter jabs aren’t some game that can just be ignored, son. On the real, they have actual implications, man. Ok, we all know about his crusade against the media. Just the other day, he went on a tirade about CNN International. Per usual, he called them “fake news” and a bunch of other random shit.

Fast forward to today, some Libyan news outlets are using Trump’s words to dispute CNN’s reporting of the slave trade in Libya. That’s fucking dangerous, fam! My God, this isn’t a joke, bruh! This clown’s words are having a DIRECT influence on how a country is reporting about MASSIVE human rights violations! I… I just don’t know what to say, bruh. My mind literally can’t comprehend what’s happening in our world today. My sense of understanding has been completely shot, folks.

In the end, what do we do about this? Seriously, what can we do to put an end to this travesty? Real talk, if anyone has insight on how we can help, please let us know. Ultimately, there’s no way this shit can continue to occur, son. NO human being deserves this shit, man! Plain and simple. By and by, the time for this to end is NOW, fam. That is all. LC out.

Donald Trump’s Fake News About ‘Fake News’

*Sigh* I guess it’s back to the bullshit, huh? I swear, man, Donald Trump‘s entire administration is a clown show, son. It’s a daily fucking circus and it’s making my head split in two. For the last few months, Trump’s been on a crusade against “fake news,” despite the fact that his team is responsible for some of the most egregious examples of false reporting. Whether it’s Sean Spicer or Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s entire squad of buffoons constantly spews inaccuracies that boggle the mind. However; not to be outshined, Trump took his ridiculous claims a step further by insinuating that the media doesn’t accurately report terrorist attacks.

To begin, while speaking with enlisted service-members at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida, Trump claimed that terrorist attacks are happening all over Europe and they’re not being reported. He then went on to say that the “dishonest” press has their “reasons” for not reporting these alleged incidents. Now, I say alleged because Trump gave ZERO examples to support his argument. In the aftermath, Spicer was probed by reporters for evidence to support Trump’s baseless accusations. In response, Spicer said that the White House would release a list of “underreported” attacks to bolster Trump’s words.

Now, here’s where the REAL fuckery begins. When the White House’s list finally surfaced, it chronicled a mountain of instances that dominated the news cycle over the past two years. Incidents such as the 2015 Paris attack, the Orlando nightclub shooting and the truck attacks in Nice and Berlin were included. Son, there was literally wall-to-wall coverage for ALL of these situations on damn near EVERY news network! How the fuck could Trump conclude that they were being underreported? Furthermore, why weren’t the massacres perpetrated by Dylann Roof and Alexandre Bissonnette included here? Oh, is it because they don’t fit Trump’s narrative of Islamic radicalism? Yeah, that sounds about right, son.

Moving on, I find it incredibly peculiar that only one of the attacks listed actually occurred in the countries targeted by the Muslim Ban. Only one out of 78?! In addition, most of them happened in Egypt. So, why are their citizens still free to come and go as they please? Son, what the fuck are we even talking about right now? To add insult to injury, there were spelling errors EVERYWHERE! I can’t take anyone’s argument seriously if they write “attaker” instead of “attacker,” son. Good fucking Lord, man! Get this dude faaaaaaaaaaaar away from the Oval Office!

In the end, FUCK! I can’t do this shit everyday, son. They’re already closing down Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, man. They just need to go ahead and add Donald Trump’s entire administration to that list. LC out.