Local Resolutions Part 9 of 29
This is the ninth in a series of 29 ways to help your local community online in 2010. If you missed it, you may wish to read the introductory post.
In this post, I suggest that becoming a fan of local pages on Facebook is a great way to help others from behind the comfort of your keyboard. This series has included recent posts about playing the local arts critic, making lists on Twitter, and explaining your position on an issue.
Businesses, organizations, and events continue to flock to Facebook, many of them with the hopes of connecting with as many of the 350 million active users there.
Today I’d like to encourage you to apply the philosophy of the 3/50 Project to Facebook. Think of 3 businesses, organizations, or events in your area that you love. Then find their Facebook fan pages and become a fan. For bonus points, click “Suggest to Friends” underneath the page’s main image and invite a dozen local friends to become fans, too.
If your search for a particular page comes up empty, why not reach out to the business owner/event organizer and volunteer to help them cook up a basic Facebook page? It’s easier than setting up a personal profile on Facebook. There’s not much you can mess up, but for good measure Ken Mueller has listed ten mistakes businesses make on Facebook.
If you’re at a loss, here are a few pages I recommend: