Facebook? Arggggh...

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Facebook? Arggggh...

Postby mpbrockman » October 4th, 2011, 6:32 am

Reposted from my personal website:
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Now that I have taken to the road performing live in various parts of the world again it has been repeatedly suggested to me that I get a Facebook page so I can collect more “friends” and fans and followers as I globe-trot.

I have resisted this for so long (kind of like the unlimited texting debate I engaged myself in several posts back). Well, in my head too – but I b*tched about it quite a bit here and elsewhere. I eventually caved.

I find the whole concept behind Facebook personally repulsive, but I can’t deny its potential value as a marketing tool. I suppose I’ll have to do some research and see if it is something I can put some fairly strict limits on in terms of what I share and who I “friend”. Hell, I set this site up so people could find about me and my doings, but not too easily. I don’t want to just have somebody type my name into the Facebook search engine and have me pop right up.

(Hey Michael, remember me? I was your best friend in 8th grade). No you weren’t; you were a complete douchenozzle; and I don’t give a flying f*ck about your whereabouts or doings these days.

perfectlyreasonabledreams was set up to be my personal playground and journal. If anyone wanted to follow along (and a few do – Google Analytics tells me so) so much the better. The more the merrier, but Facebook (in my observation) has a way of eating your life; and just elicits an instinctive “Hell no” from me.

So – social hell, massive infringement on privacy, business tool, a way to build a fan base for when I finish my next CD (if I’m ever in town long enough to do so) or just a huge time-suck?

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Postby kbadr » October 4th, 2011, 8:44 am

If you're going to do it for professional reasons, create it as a Fan Page or just create a personal account and limit its activity solely to music-related posts. Make it clear that it is not your personal page that you use to tell people how much that apple you just ate sucked. I think that's a happy medium.

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Postby Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell » October 4th, 2011, 8:57 am

yeah, you can just create a fan page. use your site primarily and when you make a new post over there, put a link on the FB page where your "fans" there can be redirected. there are definitely options to limit who sees what and who can access you and in what ways...they're not always the most obvious or intuitive, but they do exist. :P
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Postby sara farr » October 5th, 2011, 1:30 pm

I set up a Company for the PIP FB page... but I think I had to have a FB account. Hm.
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