Yesterday Facebook announced some major changes to Facebook Pages. A Quick hit list of some of the things that changed:
- Page layouts now appear like the new profile layouts (pictures at top, “tabs” in the left column under pic)
- Admins can be publicly displayed
- Page Admins can comment on public users timeline and other pages’ walls
- Lighbox for Picture viewing
- FBML is going away March 11. Welcome iFrames
This post is aimed at the non developer (or dare I say the web developer not familiar with developing on Facebook) in an effort to give the bare minimum of what is needed to get your first custom “tab” via iframe deployed.
How many companies does it take to make a serial entrepreneur?
In my last post I introduced the idea of a bulk club buying software, my partner and I took that idea to Startup Weekend West Michigan. A team of 13 was formed and viola we were off to the races. 50 hours (24 programming hours) later and we had a functioning website, brand, name, and realization of market viability. (more…)
Checkout this Social Media Inforgraphic from Flowtown. (Click the image to view better size)
I noticed two problems for this Social Media Infographic:
- This is data from April 2010, released in November of 2010. In the realm of Social Media and Marketing this infographic might as well be based on data from the 1980’s. I’d love to see how people are using Social Media for 2011.
- 9% of people plan to increase their investment in … wait for it…. MySpace. Wow, we really need to educate the marketers out there ;)
I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments. What problems do you see in this Social Media Infographic?
I’m often introduced to people as a Social Media Guru. It drives me crazy, I have never once given myself that title nor have I accepted it. I understand that we humans have to have boxes, or rather labels for everything. From job titles to clothing styles, to even people groups, like digital natives etc. But we can really come up with a better label than Social Media Guru. (Besides I dislike being put in a box, you might call it a postmodern thing.) (more…)
Don’t know the full story yet, but on multiple Facebook pages our team has visited today we’ve noticed that you cannot comment on the wall postings.
An example from Social Media Examiner:
Older post made to wall, you can comment on it
Versus the recent comments:
Recent Wall Posts with no ability to Comment
For reference here’s more of the page in context:
Older posts (9 hours ago) can be commented on
Update: This does not affect walls of personal profiles. Just Pages, no word yet if this affects community pages yet.
Update 10:09 am Target’s Wall: http://www.facebook.com/target?v=wall documents this quite well
Note the comment on Target's wall about Facebook comments being broken, and then comments on a later post
Target users desiring it to be fixed.
Update 10pm: Known issue, Social Media Examiner has a thread explaining that its the posts made by fans to the walls of business pages. However fans can still comment on posts by the page admins. AllFacebook.com is also covering it.