Facebook has announced a new proximity based hyperlocal ad product for businesses. You draw a circle on a map and Facebook pushes ads for your business to groups of people in that circle. It will come to the UK in a few months. The Facebook … [Read more...] about Facebook 'local awareness' hyperlocal ads – will anyone actually see them?
There’s a huge audience in Facebook and I am fascinated as to how we can feed democratic information into Facebook as efficiently as pictures of kittens falling off things. It turns out it's pretty easy. My other work as a Trustee of The Indigo … [Read more...] about Robot Frank Dobson – feeding your MP's Parliamentary appearances into Facebook
I spotted this yesterday in the WordPress plugin repository, http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/facebook/ the official Facebook WordPress plugin. I've not had time to play with it properly but it looks like it takes over the comment management of … [Read more...] about Official Facebook plugin for WordPress
Last week Nicky and myself delivered a training workshop with St Basils, a Birmingham-based charity that supports homeless young people. They wanted to know how they could use the free social media tools on offer to raise awareness of the … [Read more...] about How homeless charities and groups are using social media
If you’re looking to start creating a voice online for your community using Facebook you might find this video useful. … [Read more...] about Three ways to use Facebook in your community
‘Good fences make good neighbours’ - proverb In the time I’ve been researching and writing about Facebook, privacy has come up as one of the most fundamental issues people have. Most people want to understand exactly how the basics work before they … [Read more...] about Public and private spheres: building zones in Facebook