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  1. Okay, it was bad enough being your own fan but now you’re blogging about being your own fan and blogging about someone else blogging about your being your own fan…. at what stage does the narcisissm end? ;-)
    Hey, don’t blame me, I’m just here trying to be “part of the conversation.”

  2. Okay, it was bad enough being your own fan but now you’re blogging about being your own fan and blogging about someone else blogging about your being your own fan…. at what stage does the narcisissm end? ;-)
    Hey, don’t blame me, I’m just here trying to be “part of the conversation.”

  3. At 68 years of age, I had my doubts but dipped my toe in the water a few weeks ago.

    Imagine my surprise when I now find I have approaching forty friends, contacts and acquaintances pop out of the “woodwork”. Six of whom I had lost contact with over the years.

    Mind you, to be fair, I don’t do things in half measure so did throw myself into the spirit of things. And allowed FaceBook to send invitations to all my contacts that I would welcome into my group.

    I think the best thing about FaceBook is it allows you to keep in contact with your friends. Through the Newsfeed. This is a terrific idea. If a friend loads up an application, there’s an excuse to send a quick message to ask how they found it. A little thing, but keeps you in touch with people.

    I’m sold.

    Ampers.

  4. At 68 years of age, I had my doubts but dipped my toe in the water a few weeks ago.

    Imagine my surprise when I now find I have approaching forty friends, contacts and acquaintances pop out of the “woodwork”. Six of whom I had lost contact with over the years.

    Mind you, to be fair, I don’t do things in half measure so did throw myself into the spirit of things. And allowed FaceBook to send invitations to all my contacts that I would welcome into my group.

    I think the best thing about FaceBook is it allows you to keep in contact with your friends. Through the Newsfeed. This is a terrific idea. If a friend loads up an application, there’s an excuse to send a quick message to ask how they found it. A little thing, but keeps you in touch with people.

    I’m sold.

    Ampers.

  5. Sorry, I don’t live in a walled garden. I started a ning group, but I have found that if I want real votes from real people for my real campaign for real mayor of my real town — social networking is of limited value. (As of this moment — give it a few years, though.)

  6. Sorry, I don’t live in a walled garden. I started a ning group, but I have found that if I want real votes from real people for my real campaign for real mayor of my real town — social networking is of limited value. (As of this moment — give it a few years, though.)

  7. Does anyone know how Facebook is planning to deal with administration of user-created Fan pages, once a big brand decides that they want control? Say that I create a Page for Ben & Jerry’s ice cream that gets a bunch of fans. What happens 6 months from now when the folks from B&J’s decide that they want to create a Page…and lo and behold, one already exists! Would Facebook transfer administrative rights to B&J, or would B&J create another Fan page that ostensibly competes with what’s already there? Given the possibility of this situation, I would think that brands will want to create their own Pages as soon as possible — or learn how to collaborate with fans who beat them to the punch.

    Here’s a Facebook Page I created for Stanford University: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6192688417. Definitely looking forward to seeing more apps that can be added to pages, currently the selection is small and non-Facebook created apps on pages have been pretty buggy for me.

  8. Does anyone know how Facebook is planning to deal with administration of user-created Fan pages, once a big brand decides that they want control? Say that I create a Page for Ben & Jerry’s ice cream that gets a bunch of fans. What happens 6 months from now when the folks from B&J’s decide that they want to create a Page…and lo and behold, one already exists! Would Facebook transfer administrative rights to B&J, or would B&J create another Fan page that ostensibly competes with what’s already there? Given the possibility of this situation, I would think that brands will want to create their own Pages as soon as possible — or learn how to collaborate with fans who beat them to the punch.

    Here’s a Facebook Page I created for Stanford University: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6192688417. Definitely looking forward to seeing more apps that can be added to pages, currently the selection is small and non-Facebook created apps on pages have been pretty buggy for me.

  9. Here’s a page for our clothing line (Activist Apparel): http://tamu.facebook.com/profile.php?id=20809306816

    I’m still not sure if I like groups or pages better for this type of thing. Pages are more customizable (with applications), but they lack the viral aspect because you can’t invite your friends to it. I know it shows up in news feeds, but inviting all my friends to join a group is much more effective than hoping they see it show up on their news feed.

    Also, I haven’t seen mass adoption of pages yet in the mainstream facebook crowd. The only people I’ve seen becoming “fans” are the people actually making the pages.

  10. Here’s a page for our clothing line (Activist Apparel): http://tamu.facebook.com/profile.php?id=20809306816

    I’m still not sure if I like groups or pages better for this type of thing. Pages are more customizable (with applications), but they lack the viral aspect because you can’t invite your friends to it. I know it shows up in news feeds, but inviting all my friends to join a group is much more effective than hoping they see it show up on their news feed.

    Also, I haven’t seen mass adoption of pages yet in the mainstream facebook crowd. The only people I’ve seen becoming “fans” are the people actually making the pages.

  11. Yo Ellen — Just checked our your Facebook. Remember the rhyme: “i” before “e”, except after “c”. See bracket below.

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  12. Yo Ellen — Just checked our your Facebook. Remember the rhyme: “i” before “e”, except after “c”. See bracket below.

    Led by proven strategists and entrepreneurs Ellen Leanse and Sajjad Jaffer, SocialPower Advisors guides global, Fortune 500, and entrepreneurial organizations in understanding the business impact of social networks and creating strategies that [acheive] measureable business results.

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