Facebook Changes (UPDATED)

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.

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9 thoughts on “Facebook Changes (UPDATED)”

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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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