January 20th, 2012
I recently read a post by @GrogsGamut (aka Greg Jericho) about his thoughts on the new Australian Public Service conduct guidelines, including some new content about online spaces and the obligations of public servants who comment in them – in a professional or personal capacity.
As acknowledged by Greg, there is some good advice about anonymous or pseudononymous use of social media, noting particularly the perhaps obvious but often forgotten point that such use can be reidentified regardless of intent.
But I fundamentally disagree with some of his arguments.
January 20th, 2012
Not to worry, we have your lunchtime YouTube viewing sorted. Here’s our favourite YouTube videos under 30 seconds that had us weeping. Mainly silly, sometimes painful:
20th Century Fox: Flute Edition
January 18th, 2012
One of my greatest pet peeves is brands establishing a Facebook Profile rather than a Page.
In many cases, Facebook Profiles were established some time ago before the existence of Pages were well-known and in many cases brands are reluctant to make the shift for fear of losing followers.
In theory, Facebook could shut down your Profile as it violates the terms of service. Facebook states clearly:
“Profiles represent individuals and must be held under an individual name, while Pages allow an organization, business, celebrity, or band to maintain a professional presence on Facebook…. Maintaining a profile for anything other than an individual person is a violation of Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. If you don’t convert your profile to a Page, you risk permanently losing access to the profile and all of your content.”
Facebook is currently using the carrot, not the stick – focussing on helping brands shift from Profiles to Pages – but there is always the risk of losing your presence.
Why convert to a Page?