Facebook Page

Steve Marak samarak@gizmoworks.com
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 11:33:48 PST
Nhu is right on, in my opinion.

That doesn't rule out PBS having a Facebook page - most of the other 
groups like this to which I belong are trying everything they can that 
isn't expensive to find or create more people who share their interest, 
and Facebook is almost always one of them. My wife administers the 
Facebook pages of two such local groups. 

But they don't put their best content on Facebook, because they lose the 
right to control how it's used. Having the Facebook presence has two 
purposes - it's an interactive billboard for the millions of people who 
are on Facebook, and it lays claim to the real estate, i.e., by having an 
official Facebook presence for the organization it helps avoid someone 
deciding they'll just create an unauthorized Facebook page for the group 
on their own.


On Mon, 21 Jan 2013, Nhu Nguyen wrote:

> These days, Facebook is often refereed to as a "walled garden" (quite
> appropriate for this thread). I would like to add that it's like Willy
> Wonka's walled garden (if he ever had one). Things go in, few things ever
> come out.
> What do I mean by that? Have you ever noticed that when you do a Google
> search, nothing from Facebook ever pops up? The reason is that Facebook has
> blocked metacrawlers from doing their job so the return result is nothing.
> Just like a walled garden, you can't peak in and see what's inside unless
> you're invited. Yet material keeps coming into the Facebook sink, and this
> depauperates what could be a web even more full of rich
> information/photos.  The other important thing to note is that all photos
> and text that are posted to Facebook belongs to Facebook. They hold the
> ability to use any of your material any time they want. So to me, Facebook
> is a very large private library that is dismally organized and trying
> searching for an image or a post will drive you crazy. There are better
> options out there, you just have to figure out what it is and implement it
> -- easier said than done of course.
> Nhu
> On Mon, Jan 21, 2013 at 4:06 AM, Bulborum Botanicum <bulborum@gmail.com>wrote:
> > Why not do both
> >
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