Facebook Changes (UPDATED) 9


Via the Facebook Blog and Nicole Engard:

We noticed people wanted to connect with their favorite music, restaurants, and brands; but there was no good place for these types of affiliations to exist. Now, there is a place for them and you can become a fan of whatever pages you choose in order to interact with your passions in new ways. You can post reviews for a local restaurant, buy tickets to a new movie, or be the first to get a heads up about new promotions.

Nicole asks the question:

Does this include libraries? I know there was some fuss a while back when library accounts were deleted from Facebook – maybe now there is a way for us to have pages for our libraries.

My question too! I hope the library “brand” can have a presence in this new means of putting people together. The Facebook blog does not mention organizations, institutions or non-profits, but I hope they are included.

If anyone finds out more, let us know!

UPDATE:

Stacey Greenwell comments:

I created a Facebook Page for the University of Kentucky Libraries this morning. This has absolutely made my day, as I was one who complained loudly when Facebook removed all the library profiles.

Get this–when you create a Facebook Page, one of the categories is “Library/Public Building.” Woo-hoo!!

It gets better–you can add your hours and videos as well as the usual photos, wall, and discussion board. My favorite part–your “friends” are FANS! Consider being a fan of UK Libraries:

http://utk.facebook.com/profile.php?id=14376935028

To create a Facebook Page, when logged in, click on the Business link across the bottom of page. That page will give you a link to Facebook Pages.

Excellent! Let’s see some more library Facebook profiles. I am going to be very interested to see what folks dream up.


9 thoughts on “Facebook Changes (UPDATED)

  • Stacey Greenwell

    I created a Facebook Page for the University of Kentucky Libraries this morning. This has absolutely made my day, as I was one who complained loudly when Facebook removed all the library profiles.

    Get this–when you create a Facebook Page, one of the categories is “Library/Public Building.” Woo-hoo!!

    It gets better–you can add your hours and videos as well as the usual photos, wall, and discussion board. My favorite part–your “friends” are FANS! Consider being a fan of UK Libraries:
    http://utk.facebook.com/profile.php?id=14376935028

    To create a Facebook Page, when logged in, click on the Business link across the bottom of page. That page will give you a link to Facebook Pages.

  • Ellen

    I’m creating a page right now for Baylor University libraries, but I’m a bit bummed that the great MeeboMe widget application isn’t one of the select applications that you can add to pages. But other than that, this is an exciting new development!

  • Timothy Greig

    This is really cool, Michael! I think it is a great idea. A couple of us here at Victoria University Library are trying to see if we can get permission to make a Facebook page for our library too! I’ll let you know how we get on.

  • Lori

    That’s a great idea-to make a facebook page for the library. I applied a few months ago for our library to be added as a network and we are still waiting.

  • Stacey Greenwell

    I was concerned about how easy it would be to advertise your page without actually buying an ad. I’ve noticed today that a Facebook search yields a result for Pages specifically. It seems to be only searching on title at this point, so I created an additional page more tailored to my area in the library (and full of keywords):

    http://utk.facebook.com/profile.php?id=24503410288

    I think this is still a work in progress for Facebook. I too am hopeful that we’ll have options for Applications soon. This is pretty exciting stuff!

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