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MN on Facebook is letting the side down

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BeakyMinder Mon 26-Jan-15 19:27:08

It's all posts about how various slebs lost weight, lists of 10 things you didn't know you needed to give a shit about, etc. Since when did MN turn into one of those freak show women's mags from beside the checkouts??

MrsTawdry Mon 26-Jan-15 22:07:27

Is it really? Off to look! shock

MrsTawdry Mon 26-Jan-15 22:09:01

Nah. Don't see it OP. The posts are written in the viral style...designed to be shared...but the subjects are no different to the stuff we talk about on here all the time!

ithoughtofitfirst Tue 27-Jan-15 05:19:18

I love a bit of innocent click bait (say that ten times fast).

BeakyMinder Wed 28-Jan-15 08:25:27

Yeah, it's click baity, that's it. Also those posts that go like "Find out what happened when one MNetter asked for hoovering advice" or whatever - trying to get threads to go viral with promises of penis beaker-style hilarity, it's so bloody contrived.

Do you lot all discuss celebrity weight loss obsessively when I'm not watching? I always thought MN target audience was feminist Kondo enthusiasts.

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 28-Jan-15 09:20:21

Hi Beaky,

Sorry to hear that you feel like this.

We love feedback, good and bad. We tend to post up popular threads, webchats and guest blogs, all things that are on the main site and the vast majority posted by MNetters.

If you have any suggestions of threads that you'd like to see on Facebook, please do report them to us and we will look.

The posts can be a bit click baity but that's because we are sharing them to be clicked on, however, we hope that they aren't coming over as too contrived and we will certainly feed that back.

We have had a webchat recently with Jillian Micheals if that's the celeb weight loss you're talking about but yesterday for example we posted a porridge recipe, info on Comic Relief, Holocaust Memorial Day, sexual harrasment in Peru, a thread about bridesmaids from AIBU and several others. We like to keep it as varied as possible and reflect what is happening on MN.

MrsTawdry Wed 28-Jan-15 10:12:48

I don't think they're contrived....well they are in the sense that they're serving a purpose...social marketing....but the humour of MN is there to be seen and the posts can be quite amusing.

pluCaChange Wed 28-Jan-15 13:08:49

"lists of 10 things you didn't know you needed to give a shit about"

grin

Powaqa Wed 28-Jan-15 13:18:39

I hate the sharing of threads on facebook - I know MN isn't a private place, I just dont like that on some threads people post their personal experiences, its shared on FB and it seems to point the way for people to come over and troll more.

BeakyMinder Wed 28-Jan-15 18:03:34

I do get that MN needs to promote itself, but does that mean anything goes?

I saw 2 celebrity weight loss posts one after the other, first Davina McCall then the other woman who I'd never heard of. Same shit guaranteed to make women feel bad that you read in the tabloids. Airbrushed pics, subtle suggestion you should be on a diet if you're not already.

MN has done so many good things for women's self-esteem and wellbeing; this was not one of them.

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