HOW TO: Create a Kick-ass Facebook Fan Page

One of the main tools that a business should equip its self with in its social media marketing assault is a Facebook Fanpage. No need to get into the “Why” now (but if you insist — those 350 million users should be the only reason that you need) but we are going to be concerning our self with the “How” today.

We will go over where to go to create a Fanpage, some of the applications that you can (have) to install on your page, and how to link with them to produce a great Fanpage that will surely attract Facebookers to it and earn your brand some great exposure.

Getting Started

It can be a bit tricky to find the place to create a new Fanpage on Facebook, since it’s not really pronounced. Therefore, to start off, you will need to go to advertising on the bottom of your Facebook page, then select Pages (second option at the top) and click create a page. After signing up and registering, you will be the proud owner of an over-glorified Facebook profile page and that’s what Facebook calls a Fanpage. Go ahead add your logo, pictures, and information and let’s get started.

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The Chronicles of Facebook: The Ex-Detective at Work!

It seems to me that one of Facebook’s biggest nightmares should be yet another feature of its name in a post. This comes after the realization that there is a 90% that the mention will mostly be negative or criticism based!

The Ex Detective @ Work :)

The Ex Detective @ Work :)

Apparently, the PR stunts Facebook is continuously try to pull out of its big black hat to draw attention to it have an adverse effect, leading more people to be aware of it thus dragging it, slowly, down to the gutter!

Therefore, my only question here is: Are the many tricks Facebook is pulling out of the same hat helping it face the numerous criticisms and accusations its facing?

Facebook has called on the ex-detective who posed as a 14-year-old girl online on a “well-known social network” and said he was approached by men making sexual suggestions within minutes to name the site he used”.

And here is what concerns me even more, and I hope someone from the Facebook team could fill in some answers for me:

  • How safe are our kids if we allow them to use Facebook? Are we exposing them to rapists, pedophiles, offenders and kidnappers, as if in a display store for each passersby to see and indecently enjoy?
  • What solid measures are being taken in order to prevent rather than later on punish those who abuse Facebook for “sick” pleasures and endeavors?
  • How do you feel about the current privacy settings you have chosen to represent you? Do you really believe they are well-planned for problems such as the latest?
  • How long do you think Facebook users will tolerate these random incidents of privacy invasion and indecent exposure you cause them to undergo?

Personally, I think Web users in general, and Facebook users in particular, are a smart bunch; they realize and recognize the dangers of being active online. As I see it, one day or another, they will not put up with this anymore and Facebook will be the sore loser!

Now that you’ve heard my opinion, I’d like to know yours: Are you shying away from using Facebook? And do you think, one day, Facebook will become obsolete due to these indiscretions?

Looking forward to reading your comments down below :)

How a BBQ Business Becomes Viral — Learn SM by Example

Kogi BBQ, the mobile food truck is question is not a modern business, per say. After all, all they did—product-wise—was replace the ice-maker with a grill. Their real innovation, which goes beyond being a campaign and turns into downright business brilliance, is using Twitter to give their mobile food truck business, some, um, @oomph.

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@Anywhere with Twitter

This week, Twitter announced its ‘@anywhere’ platform for websites, which allows site visitors to Tweet and follow from sites including Digg, Amazon and eBay.

Facebook Kicks Google’s Ass

Facebook Kicks Google’s Ass

Exponential growth of Facebook has left Google behind

For the first time ever, Facebook, the place to go stalk friends, foes, and ex-boyfriends squeaked past Google, the place to find information and porn, to become the most popular online destination (that's a whopping 7% of US Internet usage).

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And The Nobel Peace Prize Goes to…

And The Nobel Peace Prize Goes to…

She really did look her best, didn't she?

Upon hearing her name, the Internet, dressed up in her best attire of a colorful table-based website, and with a flock of blue Twitter birds flying over head, seemed to be really surprised. She quickly gets over the shock (thanks to multitude of fans updating the shock Wikipedia entries in her head), and struts her way to the stage...

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Fun-List: Top 10 Ways in Which Social Media Can Get You Fired!

Fun-List: Top 10 Ways in Which Social Media Can Get You Fired!

Example of Using SM Excessively

How do you avoid getting fired when using social media? What are the things which will, most probably, get you fired?

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Love at First Poke

Love at First Poke

Chatting endless...

This might sound absurd to someone who does not hang around as many geeks as I do, but believe it or not, at least 10% of my good friends have met their soulmates online. When I say online, I do not mean dating sites. The relationships that worked were often more like serendipity, often starting on social media sites when neither...

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Facebook: A Penny for Your Thought?

Facebook: A Penny for Your Thought?

Facebook Credits

Let me introduce you to "Facebook Credits", now open for applications that not only spam our sorry butts off, but are also about to do some ripping off. Basically, Facebook Credits is a currency that is aimed at making the purchase of virtual goods across Facebook's apps easier.

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Avatar Movie — Learn Social Media by Example

Avatar Movie — Learn Social Media by Example

Avatarize yourself: How @amerkawar looks as an Avatar :)

A movie that was truly entertaining, bringing 3D cinematics to the mainstream and raising the bar for special effects. While Sam Worthington and the Na'vi own part of their success to Mr. James Cameron's genius, a great social marketing campaign helped propel the buzz around "Avatar" to stratospheric heights on the internet and giving...

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