We are all quite familiar with Facebook at this point, especially since everyone and their grandma (LITERALLY) is joining in on the fun. If you want to get a little bit more out of your social media network, here are the best uses for your Facebook addiction for 2010:
- Connect with friends: Of course, this is a no-brainer, but Facebook is primarily used to connect with friends. If there is someone from high school or an old flame that you have been searching for to no avail, you now have the opportunity to scour Facebook to find them with almost minimal effort on your part. Brilliant!
- Support a cause: There are so many groups available on Facebook that it is difficult to even know where to begin. That being said, if you have something that you are passionate about, like the new health-care bill, supporting cruelty free products, or even raising awareness for children literacy in low income areas, this is your chance to make a difference by joining a related Facebook group!
- Market your business: Oh, yes, this is the opportunity to get your brand established online by marketing your business through Facebook. If you currently have an online company that does not have a Facebook profile, you need to get a page created right away so that people can become your fan to gain even more recognition for your brand name.
- Promote your band: In the same way that MySpace is full of up-and-coming bands trying to get a fan base, Facebook can be used similarly. The only way that many local bands will make it is by creating a fiercely loyal local fan base, and you can inform all of your followers and friends about upcoming gigs, CD releases, and any merchandise you have available. Take it to the next level!
- Career connections: If you want to advance in your career field and don’t know where to begin, ask someone you admire on Facebook! Facebook is a nonthreatening environment where people will be more likely to respond to your messages since they won’t have to take your call or meet with you face to face. If you have someone you admire and hope to talk to, Facebook is your opportunity to get their career advice.
Now don’t you feel better? You can use Facebook for even greater capabilities than finding out what your sister or best friend had for lunch!