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Discussion on: Are you less likely to open a post from an organisation?

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erica (she/her)

I try to focus on what's posted more than the author, but I am a bit less inclined to check out branded/organization posts. For me, I think its a distrust of advertising. When an article is coming from a brand, it's much harder to tell if an article is just a "here's this cool tool/tip!" or a subtle product push.

One of the best parts of this platform is the lack of a fame economy. Yes, hearts and discussion numbers are visible, but you can't see who has 2 followers and who has 20,000 followers. There are very active users who we likely all see floating around, but there isn't a cult mentality. I'm sure we all notice when Ben pops into a thread, but there's less like and comment flooding and more productive discussion.

I think organization posts have their place, and I do occasionally read them, but I am typically more skeptical of intent.