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Unless you’ve been hiding in a technology-proof basement for the past year or two, you are at least familiar with the name Facebook. When you peel back all the layers of what Facebook can do, you will find that the core of Facebook is a platform for bringing people together. Whether it is finding long lost school pals, sharing pictures and video, or broadcasting your immediate thoughts of the moment, Faceboook is the social networking site of choice for young and old.
Facebook is a social networking website launced in 2004. It was created by Mark Zuckerberg, who was a Harvard student at the time. Yes, it’s another great computer project to come out of dorm rooms. Zuckerberg was inspired by a printed manual at his old prep school that was unofficially called the “face book”, creating the original concept for Facebook.
Early releases of Facebook were open to fellow Harvard students, then more east coast university students. It was released to high school students in 2005. It wasn’t until 2006 that Facebook was opened to any user with an email address (and over the age of 13). During those first couple years, Facebook was incorporated and moved to Palo Alto, CA.
Here are the basics:
Small businesses can create a Facebook fan page to promote their company. People can “like” your page and follow your company. Hopefully, your friends will become a fan of you company, which will post a status update on their wall and in turn invites their friends to become a fan.
Now that your company has fans, you can use the fan page to post updates, promotions, contests, photos and videos. Your fans can use Facebook to communicate you. Facebook is a free avenue for communication with your customers.
Stay tuned for more information on Facebook and how to create a fan page for your company!