Sunday, September 29, 2013

Workround to Facebook BUG for meme-makers!!

Please pass this on to people who make "facebook memes" and infographics.

Here's the bug.

Let's say you make a really shazzny INFOGRAPHIC like this:

Which contains a supporting link, like this:

And let's say this article has a supporting photo:!/image/266235183.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_240/266235183.jpg

And let's people really like your meme and starts sharing it a lot amongst their friends,
and it starts GOING VIRAL...

After a point, Facebook starts aggregating these shares together, only it
does it in a BROKEN way!!

Facebook shows this in many people's newsfeeds
as people sharing a LINK!

It SUPPRESSES the PHOTO or INFOGRAPHIC you just created,
and it instead replaces it with the photo from the LINK!!

Here's a screenshot of what people see:

This is likely a bug, but could be a devious form of censorship
to KILL VIRALITY of memes created by certain people, pages,
or of subject-matters.


1) Post the photo FIRST with NO LINKS in the description.
2) Get the URL of the of the photo you just posted.
3) Edit the text to include links...
   but MAKE SURE the first link is a link to the photo itself.
Maybe a good idea to use a BIT.LY or a TINYURL.COM link-shortener for the long FB image links...

I hope this is helpful,

May you, and all beings
be happy and free from suffering :)
-- ancient Buddhist Prayer (Metta)

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