I can see Facebook having some benefit in product launching and review. Do you know how much benefit they are getting from it? As I posted before, just because they participate in it, does not necessarily mean that they are realizing the benefit we seem to think is possible.
I feel some use it because it is so popular and they don't want to seem archaic. I just wonder the true value they receive from it. I know our school uses it to publish events and get feedback from parents, but email seems to work the best. Most ignore the facebook posts.
I disagree to you EMMOM..Facebook can be use for marketing strategy. Even Samsung and HP is using Facebook for their new product launching review and some other strategies to get the attention of the people and also to get feedback as well.
There are some attempts by some corporates to commercialse this social netwroking site.
I request those corporates to leave something for just fun!
May be like DO NOT CALL registry for mobiles , we may be required to have "NOT FOR BUSINESS" tag on our memberships on facebook or such social networking sites to avoid the onslaught of those commercial promotion ads.
@ prabhakar_deosthali I totally agree. To me facebook is more of a social networking (thus the name) rather than business networking site. I wonder how many of the 500 million users are students. I can tell you that in my world, it is mostly teens and pre-teens that communicate on facebook. Adults just post status of where they are and what they are doing (why they would do that, I have no idea). I do not consider facebook to be a serious business tool. Linked In seems to have emerged as the site for business contacts and networking.
I quiet agree that Facebook social networking is just for relaxation and catching funs and jokes with friends and colleagues on trending issues. On that, purpose of its creation has been reached . I think, its next face to innovate should be integrating businesses of all levels activities into it.
Feeling, if football events- live streaming of footies matches, goals scoring updates and after-match replays all these, i think would take Facebook to a different level in social networking scene. Your thoughts?
Not sure how the changes will affect us yet as although we have Facebook interface to customers we don't generate a lot of activity from it. Maybe our business does not attract the usual Facebook audience. We are in the semiconductor business.
Well, I see facebook with the new feature as comprises multiple uses for businesses and organisation. Businessess create pages which enable members to upload comments, posts, and new feeds. Similarly, businesses are taking advantage of advertising through facebook networking.
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