— Seeing More Politics in Your News Feed? Facebook Boosts Partisan Sites via Mashable
Ben Dreyfuss, engagement editor for Mother Jones, said that the progressive magazine’s stance allows it to hit on topics in ways that make people want to share its content.
"I think that one of the benefits of being a magazine with a voice and doing politics is that people, particularly on Facebook, like to share things that tell the world who they are,” he said. “They might not live in Montana when Montana legalizes gay marriage, but they are a person that wants to the world to know they like gay marriage.” … “Traffic from a lot of other places is so flat for a lot of people that I think it’s giving Facebook more and more power,” Dreyfuss said.