- Changed profile pic seven times in last two months
- Posted a link to his blog on someone’s wall in October
- Posted an article about music teachers on October 19
- Overhead pics included a young boy, Steve Jobs, himself, and a basketball player
The info page reviewed little except that he has a media company.
Strike One. Nothing happening here. I now noticed that we had 22 friends in common.
Moved on to the website; it boasted many clients and all the stunning social media work they’ve done. I didn’t find a link to a Facebook page. A quick search revealed that this company that helps folks with social media for a living doesn’t HAVE a Facebook page.
Strike Two. Sorry, but if you’re in the social media business, how can you NOT have a Facebook page?
Moved on to Twitter and found an account. Close to 3,700 following, but only following about 1,300 back. Tweets were okay and made sense, averaging about six a day. Some days had zero tweets. I noticed I was following him. NOW I could contact this fellow. We’re now at 25 people in common.
I sent two direct messages:
Hi Sam*, thx for the FB friend request. I don't connect with people unless I actually know them.
You are welcome to like my pages on FB...
... http://t.co/2V881Pv and http://t.co/lwiNDoJ ...nice to meet you!
Got this reply: No worries!
Then I thought, let me take a look at LinkedIn. He had a few recommendations and his profile could have been filled out a bit more, but I thought, eh, he’s local, I’ll hold out the olive branch.
So I sent another DM:
LinkedIn is groovy is you want to connect there. But I have certain rules for Facebook that work well there.
Got this back:
yeah I totally get it I have changed up my Facebook policy and opened it up a bit more but was same way forever no sweat
My conclusion: Another person who is going to use a personal profile for business and is more interested in people collecting. This is just plain wrong! Get a room; oops I mean, get a page!
Here’s a few reasons why you shouldn’t be conducting business on a personal profile:
• No limitation on a business page. Personal profiles cap at 5,000.
• Who wants to be “friends” with a personal profile masquerading as a business and possibly let them see all that personal stuff of yours? Not me.
• Do the “friends” on your personal profile match who your target audience is? Probably not.
• Demographic and usage information is available for your business page; and personal profiles? NO stats. Nothing. Nada.
• Business pages have the advantage of advertising on Facebook
As of this writing, we now have 27 people in common. He has not “liked” either of my pages, nor have I received a LinkedIn request. And I haven’t accepted the friend request.
Couldn't find a song on people collection, but click here for one on star collecting.
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* not his real name.