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12 Feb 2018 Tags: CCID on Facebook CCID Carola Koblitz

Facebook has implemented changes that will result in users not seeing content from organisations – like the Cape Town Central City Improvement District (CCID) - as frequently.  If users wish to regularly receive posts from company pages in their news feeds, they must opt-in.

According to Carola Koblitz, CCID Communications manager, the CCID is fortunate to have a strong social media community, particularly on Facebook, that engages and cares about the work of the CCID and the Central City in general.

Carola notes: “However, due to a recent announcement by Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, that the social media giant would be changing its news feed algorithm to prioritise content from friends and family, you’ll see less content on your ‘News Feed’ from company pages such as ours.”

On 11 January, Zuckerberg wrote in a post: “As we roll this out, you’ll see less public content like posts from businesses, brands, and media. And the public content you see more will be held to the same standard – it should encourage meaningful interactions between people.”

Carola explains that as the social media giant implements its new strategy, to those who follow the CCID on Facebook, it may appear as if CCID is not posting content as often as it used to. “However,” says Carola, “the communications team is very much active on Facebook as it is a valuable tool and one of the many communication platforms the CCID uses to keep roleplayers informed.

“With these new changes, we would like to request those who are on Facebook – and have a keen interest in our operations – to take a few minutes to adjust their settings to ensure they see all CCID posts and updates on their news feed, as they are published.”

So here’s what you need to do if you’d like to continue to receive notifications from the CCID in your own Facebook feed.

Step 1: Make sure you’ve liked and are following the Cape Town Central City Improvement District on Facebook. The ‘follow’ button is next to the ‘like’ button on a Personal Computer (PC) and mobile.

Step 2: If you’re using a PC and you want to prioritise CCID content, you can tap on the ‘Following’ button and select ‘See First’ under ‘In Your News Feed’. On mobile, you can tap ‘Following’, enable ‘Get Notifications’ and then tap ‘See First’.

Besides the CCID’s main Facebook page, the other company pages include @ShowYouCareCT and @CityViewsCapeTown.

Show You Care is an initiative of the CCID to educate the public about homelessness and increase the effectiveness of NGOs working directly with people living on the street. And City Views is a free community newspaper published by the CCID. It shares news and views on what’s happening in the Cape Town CBD – covering retail, entertainment and events.

Images by Ignite Social Media and CCID