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Should Companies Allow Facebook at Work?

Dan Pontefract

Somehow, the chatter gravitated to Facebook. But I continued, “If Facebook is a time waster, what about lunch breaks or your fitness room?”

After Facebook fails

Doc Searls

Making the rounds is The Facebook Fallacy , a killer essay by Michael Wolff in MIT Technology Review. When I first wrote that, I said 2012.

Fake ad sources on Facebook

Doc Searls

They’re from [link] , and bait for a topic switch:to pitching a diet supplement called Alpha Fuel. But they’re fake. See here.

Is Facebook a Narcissistic Walled Garden?

Dan Pontefract

I left Facebook. ” No, I simply stopped using Facebook and I didn’t make a big deal about it. Oh, and I lied. ” (2013).

LinkedIn is not Facebook so Please Think Twice About Your Updates

Dan Pontefract

To those that are beginning to utilize LinkedIn like Facebook, my apologies in advance, but I’ve been removing you from my network list.

Should companies drive their traffic to Facebook?

Dion Hinchcliffe

Social networks like Facebook seemingly have a vast, ready-made audience for businesses to do just about whatever they need. Or are they just honey traps that make it easy for businesses to set up shop and lose control over their relationships and data? I explore the issues and strategies for making the most of external social networks

Facebook's IPO: The social business implications

Dion Hinchcliffe

With Facebook preparing for its IPO this week, some major changes are coming for the company. This same changes create competitive opportunities and all new challenges for the company. Here’s how going public will affect the social media industry

Facebook vs your IT department

Euen Semple

Walter Adamson posted a really interesting article about the scale of Facebook and the way it is able to support terrifyingly large amounts of information, constant high levels of activity, and global reach to 1,000,000,000 people with almost 100% uptime on comparatively modest resources.

Facebook Launches Donate Now Button for Nonprofits: Field of Dreams?

Beth Kanter

When Facebook rolled out the donate button feature in 2013 for a small group of partners, the results were mixed. Fundraising

Discussion: Social networks, Google+, Facebook, fragmentation, and interoperability

Ross Dawson

The video below shows an interview of me on ABC TV that was made over a month ago, though it aired just last week.

The fabulous case study of Queensland Police on Facebook

Ross Dawson

We have just heard about how Queensland Police used Facebook and Twitter for disaster communication during the extensive flooding in January. In the first 6 months of establishing their Facebook page they gained 8,000 likes, just by sharing interesting information online. Statistics for Queensland Police Facebook page. advocate.

Facebook Brand Pages: How To Be Ready

Beth Kanter

Are you ready for possible new changes to Facebook Brand pages? Source: Mari Smith. And also, it is still a rumor at this stage. link].

Where news website traffic comes from: Google vs Facebook

Ross Dawson

Among the interesting insights was data on how news website traffic comes from Google and Facebook, shown below. of their traffic from Google.

Violate copyright? No Facebook for you!

David Weinberger

According to TorrentFreak , a leaked AT&T training doc indicates that starting on Nov. ” No, there’s nothing even remotely Soviet about continuous surveillance that judges you via a bureaucracy without appeal, and punishes you by blocking access to information until you come back from re-education camp.

40% of the search traffic to danpontefract.com is because of the term ‘facebook’

Dan Pontefract

First of all, I suppose I should thank Mark Zuckerberg for coming up with the term ‘ facebook ‘ Wow. I Unfriended You On Facebook.

Facebook as a blogging platform

Euen Semple

As people have moved into places like Facebook and Twitter the energy has moved away from blogging to some extent. I, like many bloggers, used to post links to my blog posts on Facebook or Google+. So I started posting the entire content of my blog posts on Facebook and Google+. I still blog at The Obvious?

Two Opportunities for Nonprofits to Power their #GivingTuesday Campaigns — Facebook Ad Credits & #MyGivingStory

Beth Kanter

For years, I’ve been a vocal critic of Facebook’s policy not to provide advertising grants to nonprofits. Fundraising

How Facebook Changes Are Impacting Engagement on Brand Pages and What Nonprofits Should Do About It

Beth Kanter

Commenting on the posts in other aligned partner’s Facebook pages. Building Your Subscribers for Your Facebook Individual Profile.

What Does Facebook’s New Timeline Apps Mean for Nonprofits?

Beth Kanter

” You can read more about how it works from the Facebook developer notes. with their Facebook friends. Fundraising Networks

Facebook as a Learning Platform

Tony Karrer

Facebook seems to be coming up everywhere the past few weeks. Why is Facebook so hot right now? What is Facebook?

How A Small Nonprofit Effectively Used Facebook Ads

Beth Kanter

Facebook ads are similar to Google ad words in that there is a bidding system. Has your nonprofit experimented with testing Facebook ads?

Six Things Nonprofits Should Know About Facebook Ads

Beth Kanter

Note From Beth: Here’s some quick tips on using Facebook Ads. Ads appear on the right hand side of the Facebook newsfeed. CTR, $.08

Can Facebook-informed algorithms know you better than your mother?

Ross Dawson

The post Can Facebook-informed algorithms know you better than your mother? Click on the image below to view the segment.

Scenarios for the downfall of Facebook and a new landscape for social networks

Ross Dawson

In question time after my keynote I was asked whether Facebook will still be the dominant social network in 5 years. However given the current market landscape and trends over the last couple of years, the most likely outcome is that Facebook will still dominate. It is less than 6 years now since Facebook became open to the public. *

#FacebookAdGrants: What Nonprofits Need More Than a Facebook Donate Button

Beth Kanter

Over the years, I’ve attended events where a representatives from Facebook shared with nonprofits how to use the platform more effectively.

The many and varied risk factors in Facebook’s IPO

Ross Dawson

To save you reading it all, here is a highly selective summary of just a few of the interesting risk factors Facebook points to in its IPO filing : If we fail to retain existing users or add new users, or if our users decrease their level of engagement with Facebook, our revenue, financial results, and business may be significantly harmed.

How Nonprofits Can Use Measurement To Adapt to the Facebook Algorithm Change

Beth Kanter

How Nonprofits Can Use Measurement to Adapt to the Facebook Algorithm Change – guest post by Meghan Keaney Anderson, Hubspot. Funny?

Le futur de Facebook et le rôle de la France

Ross Dawson

Voici ma première vidéo en francais, qui est à propos du futur de Facebook. Facebook va changer ses stratégies.

How To Use Facebook Metrics To Give Your Audience the Content They Want Most

Beth Kanter

Facebook analytics programs like Insights , Edgerank Checker , and Simply Measured free reports give you tons of data points. Virility.

Forget Coffee Spoons: I Can Now Measure Out My Life With Facebook Status Updates

Beth Kanter

It is a major re-imaginging of user profiles that allows users to build a digital life book of everything they’ve done on Facebook. Do I dare.

Insights and perspectives on Facebook’s IPO

Ross Dawson

Last week I did an interview on radio 2SER on Facebook’s IPO and its future. Revenue is currently around 85% advertising, including a significant part internal promotion of Facebook pages, and also Facebook Credits. Facebook aspires to be at the center of our lives, including for shopping and financial services

Message It: How to Make the Most of Your New Facebook Page

Beth Kanter

Ash Shepherd wrote a guest post earlier this week that offered fabulous templates and steps for developing the graphic images for your Facebook Page.

Facebook provides more this-like-that instead of this-oh-that! (Or relevancy, interestingingness, and serendipity)

David Weinberger

Facebook has opted for relevancy. So, I understand how this new move makes for happier users and thus makes Facebook richer and safer.

Radical Honesty in Facebook?

Euen Semple

I often think of that book in the context of Facebook. This can make Facebook a source of comparison and jealousy. Is being more honest on Facebook a case of washing our dirty laundry in public or an opportunity for psychological maturity - or something in between? Many years ago I read Radical Honesty by Brad Blanton. None.

Getting Insight from Facebook Insight Requires Sense Making Skills

Beth Kanter

[link]. Sense-making is an essential workplace skill along with several others. Found it via Curata’s collection ). How do you do it?

Facebook Changes for Organization Pages: Focus On Results

Beth Kanter

So are people like me who do coaching and training on how to use Facebook effectively. It makes no sense to freak out.

A Dog Named Red Helps Best Friends Animal Society Get Results on Facebook

Beth Kanter

For several years now, nonprofits have been investing time, energy and money building Facebook pages and working to engage supporters on Facebook.

An Interview With Facebook’s Libby Leffler: Facebook and Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity have lunch with Libby Leffler who works on strategic partnerships at Facebook with nonprofits.

Facebook Bullying: An Open Letter to Zuckerberg, Schrage & Goler

Dan Pontefract

But, alas, I’ve recently developed petulance for one of the world’s finest creations … Facebook. Bullying and Facebook. norms in a 2.0

How To Create A Terrific Facebook Cover Image If You Don’t Have Resources To Hire A Designer

Beth Kanter

How To Create A Terrific Facebook Cover Image If You Don’t Have Resources To Hire A Designer by Guest Post Ash Shepherd. Debra Askanase.