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New Pages on Facebook

Nov - 7 - 2007
Nicole C. Engard

This is from a new post on the Facebook blog:

You now have a way to connect with things you are passionate about. We’ve launched Facebook Pages, which are distinct, customized profiles designed for businesses, bands, celebrities and more to represent themselves on Facebook.

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.

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.

[update]

Stacey Greenwell comments at Tame the Web

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.

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9 Responses so far.

  1. Anne B. says:

    Ugh. I REALLY hope the pages aren’t too customizable. It’s already starting to look a little too much like MySpace for me.

  2. Nicole says:

    They promise (whatever that means) in that post that they will not clutter up Facebook …

  3. Anne B. says:

    Ugh. I REALLY hope the pages aren’t too customizable. It’s already starting to look a little too much like MySpace for me.

  4. Nicole says:

    They promise (whatever that means) in that post that they will not clutter up Facebook …

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  8. Jenn says:

    is it possible to have 2 pages on facebook, one business (for a band), and one personal page?

  9. Nicole says:

    Jenn,

    You can have as many pages as you want. I have 3 so far.

    Nicole


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