ALL,I have been clobbered by Facebook – my account has been disabled due to the high number of shares and clicks. (One of my memes – attached – was shared 10,250 times. One of my blogs was shared over 1,000 times.) FB determined that Teachers Laugh was not my actual name, probably because the “about” section listed my actual name, blog, etc. My 2,600 Facebook friends (mostly teachers across America and four other countries) and the 20 education related groups I belong to are not even available for me to view.I began Facebook a few years ago as Teachers Laugh, the name of my original blog, with the intention of lightening up the pressures teachers faced back then. Then the big attack against teachers, unions and public schools ratcheted up to high gear. Our pensions went under serious attack.I will continue the online fiasco of asking them to reinstate me, but I seriously doubt that I will be successful.Why am I telling you this?My approx. twice weekly blog, which has hit 63,265 (attached) views, receives over 90% of its views from Facebook. Because FB has kneecapped me with its decision, my blog and I will be of precious little value to us and our cause. That hurts me, personally. I am very sorry that my efforts for us will be diminished.I will not give-up. If I work diligently and daily, it will take me at least one year to build up a FB following of close to that size again. My small contributions to our causes has been made even smaller. I fully realize that I am one of the “little people” abused by the Madigans of the world. Now, Mark Zuckerberg’s third party minions are stepping on me, too.I refuse to be a willing victim, but I cannot be of much help to us for the near future.KenReclaim ReformEducation, Pensions, Healthcare – Blog & TwitterPS: Several individual pro-teacher, anti-CCSS and anti-charter Facebook friends of mine have had their pages disabled within the last few months. They began again with a different variation of their names as a new identity. (Elizabeth became Peg, etc.) Yes, I believe that I probably hit a few too many political/big-money nerves and was targeted for doing so. Arne Duncan, Jeb Bush, Bill Gates, Penny Pritzker, etc. We little people are like that – always hitting nerves. The number of political moles on FB is incredibly high. The number of FB algorithms profiling people such as myself are probably even more destructive.
From Ken Previti.