I like Twitter and have found some great uses for it, but let us face it, 140 characters can be limiting. Some of the trends I have been seeing, as well as participating in at Facebook has allowed me to connect with others, even people not originally in my social networking circle.
So, I have kind of split this into two sections: groups and fan pages.
This is a newer feature that I see Facebook putting aside from applications and even fan pages. These are not necessarily forums, but they seem to be. Some of the groups I see taking off are for bloggers, social gamers, and social networkers.
While I know there are a lot of groups out there, some great ideas is to harness this like LinkedIn Groups and Yahoo! Groups. Starting conversation
The great thing is that you can connect with others.
The bad things are that the format is a bit messy and needs more of a forum type of look. I do want to note as a word of caution is to edit your settings or you will be emailed everything that goes on in the group rather than just the messages you have replied to.
This is something both Kim Castleberry (Kim Castleberry on Facebook) does, and I have too (Nile Flores on Facebook.) We use our fan pages and allow people to share their work. This allows me to be able to actively engage with my Facebook fan page followers. Some events Kim holds are #TribesTuesday (sharing a post link from a friend), #WordPressWednesday (ask a WordPress question) and #FanPageFriday (share yours AND a friend’s fan page.) I hold #SharingSundays (share your most recent blog post) and #DiggingThursdays (share your most recent digg submission link and get dugg.)
Now as I listed those events, they are merely things you can play with for your fan page, whether you want to do a retweet day, which is good for your Klout score, or maybe a StumbleUpon day or something else that is fun and engaging.
Now, I am sure if your fan page following counts are not that high, that you might worry that having an event is not even possible, but you know – even if you tried a once a month event, you are making that extra effort to engage your followers and get to know them better. 🙂
What ways do you creatively network on Facebook?