I have to admit that my activity on Facebook was minimal until I started getting back in touch with all my old journalist friends from the Air Force TV News days…I find Facebook so much more relevant and interesting than MySpace, which really feels like a one-way radio by comparison. I’ve always been a bit of a come-lately with the latest social media apps, but Facebook’s power and fun can’t be denied.
My question–and feel free to chime in with a comment or three–is how many of you use Facebook for business MORE than you use it for fun? I’m decidedly playing catchup with both Facebook and Twitter, so I am curious to get a reading on what other freelancers are using these apps to get done. What’s your experience? Business or pleasure?
First of all, let me just say I’m not a huge fan of social media. Now that I have that out there, I will say this–I love Facebook. You can keep MySpace, Twitter and all those other things out there, but I think FB is worth the time. Besides the fact that I have reconnected with some really fun people from a long time ago, it has also enabled me to network. I’ve run into a few great contacts who are doing amazing things. The best part is, not only are they great contacts–I know these people and like them as well!
Signing up for FB is really easy, so you’ve got nothing to lose by trying it out….I’d encourage you to check it out–see if you like it!
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Do you use WordPress? Go to the site and download a plug in that will enable you to add full-screen slideshow capability to your blog. Is that cool or what?
(And yes–I have a pretty amazing technology source–keep checking in for more….)