Do Facebook Users Want to See Viewing Statistics on Posts? - Page 2
Plus, statistics are not as simple as people think. Sure, Facebook could give a flat view number, but how accurate is that? That number that can be skewed, based on varying statistics such as views vs. reads, bounce rates and so on — stats that many people wouldn't be able to disseminate anyhow. So even if Facebook were to present this number, how accurate would it be without supporting statistics, would the layman understand it and would Facebook them become even more creepy and stalker friendly?
With Facebook advertisers, groups and fan pages, page administrators can see statistics on posts. While these stats are basic (such as how many people viewed a particular post) they do exist. Whether or not this kind of statistical reporting will make its way to personal pages is yet to be determined. However, due to the selfish nature of humans in the social media age, it is only a matter of time before the demand for this self glorifying statistic makes its way to personal pages.
Unless you are a business, you don't need statistics on your personal posts. To what end? To stroke your ego or justify your lengthy diatribe on a religious or political matter? Or to see how many people viewed that silly picture of your kid while only one person commented on it. It is high school all over again, begging for people to like and accept you. Its a therapists dream, and many are most likely seeing social media issues pop up in their daily sessions.
This is a tricky road that folks are meandering down. They want the validation but they really don't want the accountability or the realization of what this social media egotistically based behavior is doing to them. The fact that there is disappointment attached to sharing on social media is a problem. Sadness should not come on a social platform. That's like being said if you randomly said something to a crowd in the mall and no-one paid you any mind. Life goes on.Continued on the next page