What is it
This may seem like an out of date question because there are millions who use Facebook each and everyday, but there are also millions who do not currently use Facebook and I want to give them the simple answer to what is Facebook. If you are already familiar with Facebook this post is not for you. Facebook is essentially an up to minute yearbook page that is all about you.
Why would you use it
Facebook is an unbelievable tool – it has a duel purpose; personal use and business use. Let’s get started on the average user; the personal Facebook user.
Your personal Facebook page – To boil it down to the basic’s your page is a perfect place to be able to connect with your friends and family. When you update it your friends can see what you have been up to and are able to “like” and comment on your thoughts, comments and activities. One of the most important points that I need to make when it comes to your personal page; this is not the place that you conduct business. Your personal Facebook page is for your personal life, not your business life. I say this both because Facebook does not allow you to sell off of your personal page but secondly the majority of your friends and family will not be your business customers. They want to be your friends and family.
If you are a business owner or are planning on taking a step into the business world we are going to chat about your business page. This is the perfect place to have a virtual store front. It gives you direct access to those who are interested in what you are offering, they are able to get to know you and what you stand for and you have control over what you post and don’t post; so keep as personally as you want to. I would encourage you to do the majority of your activity on Facebook on your business page if you goal is to use Facebook to communicate with your customers through social media.
Basically – Facebook is an amazing communication tool for the young, wise, tall, short, male, female, no matter who you are you are able to use Facebook as a tool.
How to get started
Facebook is very easy to set up. Go to www.facebook.com and set-up an account, using the prompting.
Like – This button allows you to let people, pages, and business’ that you like what they are saying or a picture they posted.
Privacy – Use the setting that Facebook offers to determine what you would like people to be able to see and not see. If you are very concerned about privacy set the majority of the options to “only me”
Wall – This is the yearbook page – it is a canvas of posts, pictures and activities that you put up on Facebook. You are also able to have people comment on other peoples wall and vice versa.
Messages – If you want to have a personal conversation with a person you can send them a message. This is viewed only by you and the person you sent it to. I personally do not use Facebook messaging as a preferred method of communication because I believe it can be a distraction that makes you feel busy, when you are not accomplishing what I need to be.
Tag – You can use the tag feature to tag your friends and family in posts and pictures. This is a great way to be able to share an image quickly to and ensure the people you want to see it do.
I hope these basic’s help those who were looking just for the basic’s. I want you to be able to have the tools that you need in order to create your ideal communication methods in your world!
Good luck and I would love to connect with you on Facebook – Here