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    The new FB Timeline changes are confusing to many. (Good article about it here http://bit.ly/ydD7wi ). From my understanding it’s now all about the user choosing what to see in a feed; and even if people have Liked your business page, they won’t necessarily see any further updates.

    Also I have received many requests lately on FB for Apps that are a business network, but I am not happy about joining. Mainly because when I go to the App info they say that it will draw not only my information, but the information and education and other info of all my friends, and also their lists. That, to me, is breach of privacy and is not what FB was originally setup to be.

    Those Apps won’t allow business pages to join, so that is not an option.
    As my FB page is personal friends and family, and I don’t have any business or education info on it, I don’t wish to join those Apps because of the privacy breaches and I have had to send private messages to those people asking me as to why I can’t. But I offer to join them on Linked In instead.

    I do have two business pages on FB but I’m wondering if it’s worth continuing them, and instead concentrate on Linked In and Twitter instead.

    What do others think?

    Cheers.
    Karen C.

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    KarenC, post: 111643 wrote:
    I do have two business pages on FB but I’m wondering if it’s worth continuing them, and instead concentrate on Linked In and Twitter instead.
    Absolutely. 750 million people. Enough said.
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    KarenC, post: 111643 wrote:
    I do have two business pages on FB but I’m wondering if it’s worth continuing them, and instead concentrate on Linked In and Twitter instead.
    Absolutely. 750 million people. Enough said.
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    Depends if they’re working for you.

    Facebook seems pretty much a waste of time for me – I did get rid of my Page mid-last year and didn’t miss it at all. The only reason I created a new one is because I like the timeline, but it’s got until the end of the year to show me some benefits otherwise it will be gone, and this time for good – so far, I’m not optimistic about it!

    Twitter and LinkedIn on the other hand work very well for my business, and they’re where I concentrate most of my efforts.

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    Depends if they’re working for you.

    Facebook seems pretty much a waste of time for me – I did get rid of my Page mid-last year and didn’t miss it at all. The only reason I created a new one is because I like the timeline, but it’s got until the end of the year to show me some benefits otherwise it will be gone, and this time for good – so far, I’m not optimistic about it!

    Twitter and LinkedIn on the other hand work very well for my business, and they’re where I concentrate most of my efforts.

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    Facebook isn’t working for me. The only reason I’m keeping my page is because I’ve got such a cool name now, maybe sometime down the track things will change and I’ll be able to get more from it. Very little goes on it.

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    Facebook isn’t working for me. The only reason I’m keeping my page is because I’ve got such a cool name now, maybe sometime down the track things will change and I’ll be able to get more from it. Very little goes on it.

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    Karen, my only suggestion would be that if you decide not to use your fb business pages, simply change the settings so that, if searched, the public cannot see your pages. Nothing worse than finding a business page that looks neglected.

    But don’t delete them just yet…you never know when you may change your mind, and it’s good to know that if you do decide to use them again, the business name is not taken by someone else.

    Wendy :)

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    Karen, my only suggestion would be that if you decide not to use your fb business pages, simply change the settings so that, if searched, the public cannot see your pages. Nothing worse than finding a business page that looks neglected.

    But don’t delete them just yet…you never know when you may change your mind, and it’s good to know that if you do decide to use them again, the business name is not taken by someone else.

    Wendy :)

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    Interesting comments above – Wendy, I haven’t deleted them and am still using the business pages occasionally, and I will certainly keep the names. But the thing I don’t like is that Facebook Business Apps want to access my Personal page only and my information, as well as my ‘friends’, as the connection to their pages and I object to the breach of privacy.

    I know some people have gone against FB rules and made their personal page a business name, but my FB personal is for family and close friends, not for business.

    So, for business I really only want to interact from business pages and business ID. Hope I make sense here. But FB does not allow you to do that with these new networking Apps.

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    Interesting comments above – Wendy, I haven’t deleted them and am still using the business pages occasionally, and I will certainly keep the names. But the thing I don’t like is that Facebook Business Apps want to access my Personal page only and my information, as well as my ‘friends’, as the connection to their pages and I object to the breach of privacy.

    I know some people have gone against FB rules and made their personal page a business name, but my FB personal is for family and close friends, not for business.

    So, for business I really only want to interact from business pages and business ID. Hope I make sense here. But FB does not allow you to do that with these new networking Apps.

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    Have sent you a PM

    Wendy :)

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    Have sent you a PM

    Wendy :)

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    You are right. There are some alarming instrusions going on. It’s quite mindboggling really.

    I’ve got FB working for me but it’s a hard slog and one has to forever be on guard against the privacy invasions.

    My system was to separate family/friends from business from the outset.

    I have a personal page in my maiden name so only family and friends know that anyway.

    My business page is working in an unexpected way in that I’ve “liked” 100+ similar organisations all over the world and get inspiration when I look at their posts and see what they are up to.

    I’ve given up using my business page trying to reach people. I can’t even use it as a method of communication since my posts probably don’t reach the people I’d like to target. If you don’t know if people have set your page as one they like to read – what’s the point?

    However – what I’ve gained in information and connections with global peers slightly outweighs the fundamentally intrusive way that FB operates.

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    You are right. There are some alarming instrusions going on. It’s quite mindboggling really.

    I’ve got FB working for me but it’s a hard slog and one has to forever be on guard against the privacy invasions.

    My system was to separate family/friends from business from the outset.

    I have a personal page in my maiden name so only family and friends know that anyway.

    My business page is working in an unexpected way in that I’ve “liked” 100+ similar organisations all over the world and get inspiration when I look at their posts and see what they are up to.

    I’ve given up using my business page trying to reach people. I can’t even use it as a method of communication since my posts probably don’t reach the people I’d like to target. If you don’t know if people have set your page as one they like to read – what’s the point?

    However – what I’ve gained in information and connections with global peers slightly outweighs the fundamentally intrusive way that FB operates.

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