Facebook: Friends or Fans?

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Charlene is the information strategist behind Crow Information Design.

8 Responses to “Facebook: Friends or Fans?”

  1. [...] Kingston in her blog post advocates keeping two separate profiles on Facebook: your personal profile for friends and family [...]

  2. Hi Charlene,

    I sympathize with the problem you’ve addressed in this blog. I’m currently the Social Media consultant for Christies Jewellery Whangaparaoa.

    I didn’t know what to recommend to the client: Profiles or Fan Pages? I can see advantages and disadvantages to both.

    To cut a long story short, I decided to set up a Profile for the Owner and a Fan Page for the Company.

    Profile enables the Owner to develop a personal relationship with her customers. (The Owner is the personality behind the profile).

    Fan Page enables the Company to strengthen the local shopping community. (I’m the personality behind the Fan Page).

    On Twitter, @MoBostock is the Owner’s personal account. @ChristiesNZ is the Company’s account. A

    s the Social Media manager, I tweet on behalf of the Company.

    The problem is making the distinction clear for our customers.

    I’ve revealed my identity in the bio on both @ChristiesNZ Twitter and Facebook. But this isn’t enough.

    If you notice, the avatar remains the same on @MoBostock and @ChristiesNZ. For me, this causes confusion, I want to reveal my identity in the avatar on @ChristiesNZ.

    What do you recommend? I look forward to your response.

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  4. Pam Stuckey says:

    I’ve got an awful problem with my facebook(s). Plus I’m trying to get a new website up next week and I wanted to get the correct link to facebook on the website.

    I have these different facebook things, but I do not know how to access the pages or where it is? Today I’ve been attempting to change my email address and I can’t get that accomplished, any suggestions?

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/BodySense-Aromatherapeutic-Hot-Cold-Products/109704230736#/pages/BodySense-Aromatherapeutic-Hot-Cold-Products/109704230736?v=wall&viewas=0

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?id=1672621909&ref=name

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=1672621909&ref=profile

    https://register.facebook.com/editaccount.php?ref=mb&__a=1&nctrid=f424cadd92ee01f7c210802c758c3918&nctrnid=f424cadd92ee01f7c210802c758c3918&nctrct=1250960979403&_fb_iframe_path=%2Feditaccount.php

    Any help, suggestion, recommendation would be appreciated.

    Thank you,
    Pam Stuckey

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  6. There are still some people out there in Facebook-land who have made the mistake of setting up a personal page for their business. Most people don’t realize that when you set up a business page for your business, you have more functionality. Business pages for Facebook allow you to view stats on your fans and the pages are indexed by Google within as little as a few days.

    So, if you know someone who has inadvertently set up a personal page for their business, help them out. Let them know that it’s not the same and they are missing out on so much potential to truly interact and engage with their fans… not friends!

  7. Mirna says:

    If we based it in business online, fans are more important than friends because we can really categorize the potential business partners from our facebook friends. Friends is so broad.

  8. Calandra says:

    I think this post is great. It’s really informative and it’s a good read for anyone who has a business and is trying to venture out into social media, in this instance Facebook, but really know nothing about it or how to get started.

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