Understanding Facebook

Adam WestonSocial Media

Poke Me, Friend me, Message Me, Status Update, Like my Fan page, etc… These catch phrases and more are not just our children’s vernacular anymore.

Mark Zuckerberg. Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes, Harvard students created the “Thefacebook” as a college networking website in2003. They incorporated in the summer of 2004 with Sean Parker, the entrepreneur creator of Napster, at the helm as President, received their first investment in 2005 and in September 2006 Facebook expanded to include anyone and everyone ages 13 and older with a valid email address. Facebook is sometimes referred to as the “thinking person’s” social network and in just five short years it has become the largest social networking site that connects family, friends, and business associates.

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, reports that of the 600 million subscribers 175 million log on to Facebook daily. And, although your users are limited to 5000 friends, Fan pages are unlimited and could potentially help to monetize your business. This gives you 175 million daily opportunities to drive traffic to your Facebook page. So, whether you use Facebook personally and/or professionally Facebook has undoubtedly given all of us the opportunity to communicate faster and creatively; provided us with the means to connect with those who share common interests from all over the world and Facebook gives us a large platform to be heard.

We know you’ve heard about Facebook, but do you use it? Does it intimidate you? Don’t let it – it’s simply another communication tool on the information super highway. To explore Facebook because really, aren’t we all innately voyeuristic, you must register by creating an account with your valid email address. Once you’ve created an account and answered a few questions about where you work, where you went to school and where you live, Facebook will generate a profile for you and from there you can add pictures, create status updates i.e.” Looking for a great Web Design company” and use Facebook’s search engine to stalk, we mean to look for a specific person and products or services. Think of Facebook as the old school telephone game. You tell one friend, they tell a friend and so on and so on only now information travels at record speed and across many continents. It wasn’t too long ago that we had to search for news, products and services. Today with social networking sites such as Facebook  we no longer have to search as it will find us.

We don’t care if you poke us or like us we just want you to join us at Weston Graphics, Inc.