Facebook, the iconic social network, has seen its growth rocket all over the world in the last few years. With new features announced regularly and The Social Network film providing yet more publicity, it seems that the sky is the limit for Facebook and its creator Mark Zuckerberg.
Yesterday Facebook showcased their idea of ‘meaningful’ messages by launching their email service. A few weeks ago Facebook Deals was introduced to work alongside the location based service Facebook Places. Places is due to be released in Ireland before the end of the year which can make it daunting to try and keep up with Facebook and its never-ending improvements.
This is where the Facebook blog comes in handy. While you won’t find any witty remarks or serious opinions (apart from the obvious pro-Facebook remarks) it does have the facts about Facebook’s new product releases as well as a feel for what direction the company is headed. By reading the news straight from the horse’s mouth, it gives you a chance to formulate your own opinions and focus on the facts.
The look and feel of the blog is exactly like Facebook notes so navigating the site should be no problem to those with a Facebook account. Most blogs need a person to sign in and leave an email address along with contact details in order to leave a comment. In many cases this puts people off commenting as they are unsure of what will happen to their details or others simply cannot be bothered. This blog is a great example of Facebook Connect and how its integration into websites will make things smoother in the future. The blog is already connected to your Facebook account o once you are signed in so you can post comments or ‘like’ the blog posts quickly and easily.
The focus of this blog is predominantly American but with Facebook growing so fast it is important to keep an eye on things stateside so we can see what is coming to Europe and Ireland in the next few months. Whether you are in social media marketing or one of the 1.5 million people in Ireland with a Facebook account this blog and Facebook as a company are definitely ones to watch for in the future.