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Re: Facebook

From:

David Salmon <[log in to unmask]>

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Museums Computer Group <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Mon, 2 Jul 2007 15:21:29 +0000

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An intresting point, a group would be very useful and avoid the 'fudge' as 
you put it.
I think you highlight one of my personal problems with MySpace. I expect 
that Facebook wouldn't delete such a Group as it would an account. I think 
this would be the way to do it if I do decide to create a PCF space on 
Facebook.

Do you know if your colleague had to use his own personal account to create 
the group?

>From: Roberto Frankie <[log in to unmask]>
>Reply-To: Museums Computer Group <[log in to unmask]>
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Re: Facebook
>Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2007 15:57:58 +0100
>
>I agree, creating a personal account for an organisation is a bit of a
>fudge - and goes against the Facebook culture of only adding real-life
>humans to your friends list (unlike on Myspace).
>
>However, you can still engage with users on Facebook. One of my
>colleages has set up a group, for example
>(http://uclac.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2982780206), which seems a lot
>more appropriate (especially for an organisation which holds events).
>
>Frankie Roberto
>Science Museum
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Museums Computer Group [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
> > Behalf Of hvd2
> > Sent: 02 July 2007 15:51
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Re: Facebook
> >
> > Hello David,
> > I will pass on some information about FaceBook based on my
> > recent experiences.
> > Facebook is not intended for use by organizations.  If they
> > find you have made and account for an organization they will
> > delete your account.  I speak from experience because
> > Facebook deleted an organization account I setup about a
> > month ago and about 30 other museum related accounts
> > thereafter.  I talked with someone at FaceBook and they
> > explained it is not intended for use by organizations.
> > Just thought you would like to know.
> > Regards,
> > Kurt
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "David Salmon" <[log in to unmask]>
> > To: <[log in to unmask]>
> > Sent: Monday, July 02, 2007 10:38 AM
> > Subject: Facebook
> >
> >
> > > Dear all,
> > >
> > > This morning I was asked to set up a Facebook account for our
> > > organisation, the Public Catalgoue Foundation. I have a
> > personal account
> > > with Facebook, but I would like to know if anyone has setup
> > or thought
> > > about creating a similar account for their organisation and
> > what your own
> > > experiences/concerns/problems/successes etc. were.
> > >
> > > In case you are unaware of the project, we are publishing a
> > series of
> > > county-by-county catalogues that feature reproductions of
> > oil paintings in
> > > publicly-owned collections across the UK. In the
> > not-too-distant future we
> > > will be publishing all the catalogue paintings on a free website
> > >
> > > I believe that my superiors wish to use Facebook to attract
> > a younger
> > > audience and raise our profile with more web-savvy people as a step
> > > towards the online PCF in a few years time.
> > >
> > > There are obviously hundreds of issues that this raises,
> > but I would like
> > > to know if anyone has setup or thought about creating a
> > similar account
> > > for their organisation and what your own
> > > experiences/concerns/problems/successes etc. were before I
> > create an
> > > Facebook account for our organisation.
> > >
> > > Please feel free to email me off-list, or at
> > [log in to unmask]
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > David.
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