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Keywords: socialNet, technique, viewership, priming-the-pump

It’s a technique that I see utilized most on the beBee socialNet. Its purpose is to increase viewership and engagement. Here’s how it works:


Just because I deconstruct the process of priming the pump in this way doesn’t necessarily mean that I disrespect it or don’t value it.

Gotta admit tho: Its’s deceptive, a little manipulative, and I’d like to see it changed.

My standard analysis is:

If you find that you’re gaming the system simply in order to accomplish what you want – Then it probably means that you need to improve the design of the system.


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