The thing about social media is that you don’t get to decide what the next thing is, or where people are going to go. Even if it’s to something you suspect might be the suckiest thing ever.
Perhaps I’ve mentioned my thoughts on Facebook? Suffice to say I’m not much of a fan of the whole thing, and I don’t really get it. But I know some of you do, and even if I’m not a fan of it, I’m doing everybody a huge disservice by not having some kind of a presence there. I’ve had a regular Facebook profile for a long time, but now I’ve also set up a fan page for ABDPBT so that I can: 1) share blog updates with the people who hang out there; 2) stop annoying friends and family who hang out there who don’t want to read my blog updates on my personal profile; and 3) explore other possibilities for using that technology as it expands for more possibilities for ABDPBT and its audience.
If you want to know how to set up your own facebook fan page, there are various tutorials available by googling. It’s not very difficult to set up the page itself, but once you try to get it to do particular functions, it can be annoying. Facebook is buggy. This is part of the reason I don’t like it. For example, I spent a bunch of time making a graphic so that I could switch the default page from the “Wall” to my own page, which would be a graphic that instructed you to “Like” the page. Except, for some unknown reason, it doesn’t work. But only for some people. You can switch the default landing page on some pages, but not on others, and nobody knows why, and nobody at Facebook has bothered to fix it, despite people complaining about the problem for over a year on the Facebook support forums. That’s just bad, and annoying. That’s the kind of stuff that annoys me about Facebook.
But, having said that, I’m there! I’m giving it a shot. So check it out, and if you have any suggestions, please let me know. I will be eager to hear your suggestions on how to make life in the walled garden more pleasant.