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Questions About Facebook
10-09-09 | redheadtoo

Posted on 10/08/2009 8:33:33 PM PDT by redheadtoo

I am thinking of getting a facebook page. Some friends, and I, wish to start a joint blog to promote our group. Does anyone have any experience with this sort of thing?

All the facebook users that I know, just use the page to find old friends. But I want to use it for business purposes. I would appreciate you sharing some of your knowledge


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Hobbies; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: blogs; facebook; publicity; socialnetworking
I'm certain that collected wisdom of the freeper community has the answers I need.
1 posted on 10/08/2009 8:33:34 PM PDT by redheadtoo
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To: redheadtoo

no thanks for me! I don’t have a facebook account. I think there are too many possible problems!


2 posted on 10/08/2009 8:36:42 PM PDT by pollywog (staying...... " Under His Wings" Psalm 91:4)
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To: redheadtoo

I got talked into starting a Facebook page. Now whenever I log on all I see are the adolescent giggles of the daughter of the woman who talke me into it.


3 posted on 10/08/2009 8:36:56 PM PDT by CaptRon
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To: redheadtoo

For biz purposes... no thanks!


4 posted on 10/08/2009 8:38:06 PM PDT by elpinta (Change: check. Hope: not so much.)
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To: redheadtoo

Face Ache Book ???

ROFLMBO


5 posted on 10/08/2009 8:38:53 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: CaptRon

I believe you can block a person or remove a “friend.” Or you can delete the entire page.


6 posted on 10/08/2009 8:39:06 PM PDT by redheadtoo
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To: redheadtoo

I’m thinking the latter.


7 posted on 10/08/2009 8:39:54 PM PDT by CaptRon
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To: redheadtoo
If you're planning on using Facebook for business purposes, forget it.
Facebook is more of a social networking site. And before older FReepers mock it as some teeny-bopper, MySpace knock-off thingy, it's not. I'm in my late 30s and I use Facebook extensively to connect with old friends, relatives, and to meet new people.
8 posted on 10/08/2009 8:41:14 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (90% of the fedgov is unconstitutional. The other 10% besides the military doesnt know what it's doin)
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To: redheadtoo

I have a facebook account to keep in touch with friends and family. If you were going to do a blog I suppose you could also form a “group”. There are lots of different groups on facebook.You could post your entries as “notes” or shorter ones on the “wall” of the group page. These would be sent to all members of your group.


9 posted on 10/08/2009 8:42:15 PM PDT by murphE ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." - GK Chesterton)
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To: redheadtoo

I use it for family and friends. Its great for keeping in touch ..... even a little silly at times.


10 posted on 10/08/2009 8:43:07 PM PDT by Jay Howard Smith (Retired(25yrNCO)Military)
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To: redheadtoo

I am a realtor in Los angeles, and I started a FB page. At first I did hook up with a lot of old friends only, but I have had a couple who have used me to purchase a home. I love Facebook! I do try and keep the politics out of any posts and for a lot of friends I HIDE their liberal nonsense.
I also started a page with my recent sales and listings. About 20 of my friends have become FANS. It’s not much, but every little bit helps.


11 posted on 10/08/2009 8:43:39 PM PDT by Wonderama Mama (Socialism is great until you run out of someone elses money - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: redheadtoo

I have a FB account just to keep in touch with family, friends, and coworkers. One word of caution. There are hackers at work on FB who somehow generate some type of worm infection that gets attached to people’s names and attempts to lure people into clicking onto a link - usually something to do with a video - if you bite your computer becomes infected. Happened to me and it was hell cleaning the infection out of my laptop.


12 posted on 10/08/2009 8:57:11 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier whose wife is expecting twins SONS.)
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To: redheadtoo

I work for an online retailer. We have a facebook page, we use twitter, and have a youtube channel. Plus we keep a couple blogs (links to those can be found on our website.)

We reach customers through all these mediums. The facebook page is easy...you set up a “page” not a profile, and instead of friends, you have fans. Lots of advertisers on there. Check out the Starbucks page, or adidas, Victorias Secret, Coca-cola...you can name almost any large retailer and you’ll find a page on facebook that they’ve created. They post regular info, updates, and then send out the announcements to their “fans.”

It’s not only companies that have pages. The latest facebook phenom is the Sarah Palin page (only Barack Obama has more fans...she ranks 2nd among politicians.) Just go in and browse pages and you’ll get plenty of ideas and see how other people are using the site.


13 posted on 10/08/2009 8:58:52 PM PDT by dawn53
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To: redheadtoo

I work for an online retailer. We have a facebook page, we use twitter, and have a youtube channel. Plus we keep a couple blogs (links to those can be found on our website.)

We reach customers through all these mediums. The facebook page is easy...you set up a “page” not a profile, and instead of friends, you have fans. Lots of advertisers on there. Check out the Starbucks page, or adidas, Victorias Secret, Coca-cola...you can name almost any large retailer and you’ll find a page on facebook that they’ve created. They post regular info, updates, and then send out the announcements to their “fans.”

It’s not only companies that have pages. The latest facebook phenom is the Sarah Palin page (only Barack Obama has more fans...she ranks 2nd among politicians.) Just go in and browse pages and you’ll get plenty of ideas and see how other people are using the site.


14 posted on 10/08/2009 8:58:53 PM PDT by dawn53
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To: Wonderama Mama

Ditto. It helps keep those friends keyed in to the fact that I’m a REALTOR, and I can help with their property needs. I’ve closed more deals since linking my realty website on my profile. Just keep it professional and post wisely.


15 posted on 10/08/2009 8:59:13 PM PDT by Ag88 (Fast is fine, but accuracy is final. - Wyatt Earp)
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To: CaptRon

was there and only lasted 2 days


16 posted on 10/08/2009 9:01:58 PM PDT by woofie
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To: redheadtoo

I get confused about who can see what. I see conversations of friends, but they seem to route from their page to mine. So if I put a comment on my page, does it route to theirs? How do you control that?


17 posted on 10/08/2009 9:02:25 PM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Ag88

I found an old friend on FB and learned she was a realtor. When folks I knew were moving to her area, I recommended they look her up to help them find a house, and she was able to find them a home. If it hadn’t been for FB, I would have had no idea where she was, or what her profession was.


18 posted on 10/08/2009 9:04:04 PM PDT by dawn53
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To: Brett66

There are all kinds of controls you can set up on a private page. Your updates don’t have to show up on anyone’s “home” page if you don’t want them to. Log in, then on the blue line at the top you’ll see “settings.” Clinck on that, then go down to privacy, and click on manage. At that point it explains their filters and you can filter out onlookers from any part of your page.


19 posted on 10/08/2009 9:06:47 PM PDT by dawn53
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To: Brett66

Click “settings” then “privacy” and then “news feed and wall.” You will see a myriad of choices on what to keep private and what to publish.


20 posted on 10/08/2009 9:10:28 PM PDT by crunk (BE WARY OF THIRD PARTIES.... remember what happened last time!)
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To: dawn53

He needs to take your advice. I think twitter is awesome for businesses. I follow many of my favourite companies for specials, deals, new products, etc.


21 posted on 10/08/2009 9:13:24 PM PDT by gura (R-MO)
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To: redheadtoo

Facebook groups are almost useless, unless you like Spam. I got so many invitations and joined so many because I didn’t want hurt anyone’s feelings, that I found myself a member of almost 200 groups! All of these groups send ‘email updates’, so it got to be too much of a hassle sorting out my regular messages from the fluff everyday.

There are too many groups on facebook. Anyone can start a group and that’s why. There are dozens of duplicate groups for the same thing.

One thing I’ve noticed about Facebook... When I joined, my friends posted quite a bit to my wall and I had some great discussions there, but after awhile virtually 70 percent of the noobs get hooked on ‘Mafia Wars’ at some point and then don’t do anything else on the site.

Facebook was taking too much of my time, with Youtube already taking a big chunk of time and all my freeping, I kind of backed-off.

Can’t get into Mafia Wars. I already have too many hobbies.


22 posted on 10/08/2009 9:18:33 PM PDT by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: gura

One of our employees is responsible for “tweeting.” The Youtube channel has also proved very successful.

I recently bought cabinets, and maybe because I work for an online retailer, but I chose the cabinet company based on price and quality, but also based on their website and especially because of their youtube channel which took you through the process of ordering, measuring up your kitchen, installing the cabinets, etc.

Blogs are also powerful marketing tools. Our customers are really into the blogs and they send comments and photos of their completed projects (I work for a retailer that sells to DIYers.)

We offer special coupon codes, online specials, and other things through all the online marketing...it brings customers back to the site on a regular basis.


23 posted on 10/08/2009 9:23:30 PM PDT by dawn53
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To: redheadtoo
I didn't have a Facebook page, didn't need one, and only started one so that I could connect to Sarah Palin's Facebook page at: Sarah Palin, where there are 920,044 supporters posting comments, links, and discussions, along with some Freeper acquaintances.

Then I got connected to Michele Bachmann's page, then Glenn Beck's, then Jim DeMint's, then Hannah Giles', then Joe Wilson's, then a bunch of conservative Group pages, etc., etc.

I'm still not too sure about the whole Facebook thing though.

24 posted on 10/08/2009 9:39:37 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: redheadtoo
RUN, SARAH, RUN by Sarah Palin supporter Doug Lockwood and friends... It is inspiring and well done.
25 posted on 10/08/2009 9:54:02 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: lmr
You need the Facebook purity greasemonkey extension for Firefox:

http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/44459

26 posted on 10/08/2009 10:00:18 PM PDT by gura (R-MO)
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To: dawn53

Twitter is also great if you’re a conservative news/blog junkie, or even just a news junkie. BNO News breaks current events on their twitter feed 20-30 minutes before anyone else and it’s pushed onto my desktop. I follow Michelle Malkin, Allahpundit, and a bunch of other great conservative voices.

@chuck_dizzle is hilarious, you have to follow him. :-)


27 posted on 10/08/2009 10:02:39 PM PDT by gura (R-MO)
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To: Wonderama Mama
"I do try and keep the politics out of any posts and for a lot of friends I HIDE their liberal nonsense."

I do the opposite. I used to post a lot more here on FR but that is generally like preaching to the choir.

0bama has to be stopped. I now preach to my friends on FB.

I have to do my part to ensure that people have the confidence to stand up to the liberals assault on freedom.

Every person can make a difference.

28 posted on 10/08/2009 10:57:04 PM PDT by GreyMountainReagan ("For Death is in charge of the clattering train")
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To: redheadtoo

If you want to use it for advertising purposes, do like dawn53 suggested and get a ‘page’ for your company instead of setting up a personal account.

If you want to have a personal account for networking and business-type stuff, forget Facebook and go for LinkedIn instead. LinkedIn is like the professional, business-networking version of Facebook, and it’s clearly aimed at people who want to appear professional so you won’t find silly teens who post too much or annoying chain letters or a lot of spam or anything on it.


29 posted on 10/09/2009 9:37:55 AM PDT by Hyzenthlay (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: GreyMountainReagan

I salute you in your stand against all this nonsense going on in the country. Every once in awhile I will post something anti-Obama, especially if it’s funny. I posted the SNL skit on my FB with a caption that it’s good to see the time honored tradition of roasting our politics has continued with Obama. A lot of my conservative friends blasted O on the comments. I just chuckled with pride at how much smarter my right winged friends are then my goofy left wing friends.


30 posted on 10/09/2009 4:58:33 PM PDT by Wonderama Mama (Socialism is great until you run out of someone elses money - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: murphE
You could post your entries as “notes” or shorter ones on the “wall” of the group page

I'm planning on doing just that. But, I want a wider audience than just my group. Our purpose is to make our names known. Any suggestion as to how we advertise ourselves?
31 posted on 10/12/2009 4:38:44 PM PDT by redheadtoo
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To: redheadtoo

I get invitations to join groups or become a fan of pages all of the time from people I don’t know, I think they steal my name from lists of other groups. Once someone joins your group or becomes a fan of your page that info is sent to all of their friends. Their friends may in turn, check out your group or page and decide to join or become a fan. Plus you can ask your readers to suggest it to friends.


32 posted on 10/12/2009 6:22:30 PM PDT by murphE ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." - GK Chesterton)
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