Facebook is finally trying to make it easier for nonprofits to utilize their platform.
They recently published a website devoted to “tools and tips to help your cause and build your comminity.”
If you are new to Facebook Pages, or are looking to step up your game, you should check it out at nonprofits.fb.com.
Facebook has added a new timeline event for expecting parents.
I haven’t had a chance to play with it yet but here’s a link to the LA Times article.
I’m guessing this will be pretty widely used before too long.
If you thought Facebook was good, harmless, fun, think again. I read this story recently on Mashable.com: Man Assaults Wife for Not “Liking” His Facebook Update (http://mashable.com/2011/10/09/man-assaults-wife-facebook/).
Apparently you should think twice about liking, or not liking, someone’s posts. Consider this your warning.
It is interesting though, the amount of validation we can get and give through social media. There’s power in a good comment, a retweet, or a simple “like.” We probably SHOULD think twice about how we use these tools to encourage. It could make the difference.
So… Google+ is here and people are leaving Facebook in droves.
That’s the way it sounds anyway.
But it’s not true.
I don’t have any data to back that up, but really? Why would anyone leave Facebook for a brand new site that is still in beta?
Don’t get me wrong. I love Google. And, I see a lot of potential in Google+. But, I really don’t see any reason to abandon Facebook at this point.
I can understand that someone might be fed up with Facebook, but are you really going to leave it, and the massive following you’ve developed over the years, for Google+. At best you probably have a handful of friends on Google+. Isn’t the point of a social network to have a “social network” of people to interact with?
Are you going to leave behind the countless pictures you’ve uploaded?
What about that game of Farmville you have going?
How are you going to know when you’re friends are having events?
How are you going to send messages to people that you don’t have email addresses or phone numbers for?
I could keep going on, but as you can see, Facebook still has a leg up on Google+. I hope that changes. I hope Google+ becomes successful, useful, and everything a social network should be. But it’s not there yet.
So, hold your horses. Don’t abandon Facebook yet. Let’s see what Google+ does first.