So in case you missed the memo, Facebook allows companies and individuals to basically create profiles for brands which they call pages. Instead of friending them like you do on Bebo or mySpace you “fan” them. What’s really clever (or maybe awful depending on your viewpoint) is that when someone friends a brand it shows up in the newsfeed of their friends. A nice viral way of spreading the world. BUT you can also run ads based on this action. Sinéad mentioned it before when a friend of hers became a fan of Phantom.
This is what it looks like:
So anyways, I thought it would be a hoot, yes a hoot, to create a page called Cock so that you could see “Mary has become a fan of Cock” on news feeds. Alas, Facebook have a naughty filter. BOO!
So screw it, I created the fanpage for Gnéas, the Irish word for sex. Aren’t I almost clever? Why not become a fan of Gnéas?
And this is how it’s seen in the Newsfeed:
As well as that I have ads running too so when someone you know is a fan, you’ll see an ad like the one for Tim above, though it’ll look something like this:
Yes, it’s accepted I have too much time on my hands.
Deviant! Tsk tsk.
Ha..thats the first decent use of those “fan” pages yet. Ive become fans of things, but for no real reason. Just to tell the world. I never go on the pages, because they have nothing to offer.
I suppose its the only thing MySpace has on all of them. I regularly go to MySpace pages for artists to hear new songs and to read blogs written by the artist themselves. The rest of MySpace is poo of course.
I see a bandwagon that needs jumping on… count me in…! *hup!*
Ach I’ll admit I did it too, just for the hell of it.
(Don’t tell me mammy)
@ roosta I have to agree with you there, at least with applications such as iLike you get updates of when bands that you have added are playing a gig in your country. The fans pages don’t do anything and I’ve never once gone back to those pages.
hmmm the psychology of facebook!
wouldn’t more than two fans be like an orgy though?!?
Two’s company, three’s a crowd like 🙂
Eh, so what does that make seventeen (at last count)? Fun times for all!
Damn- my pic is certainly doing the rounds- so much for keeping a low profile!!
Definitely a fan of Phantom but certainly not of Facebook- only really check the updates and whatnot of friends these daysâ€¦but of course I will have to join Gnéasâ€¦even if I donâ€™t know how to pronounce it! Hmm wonder if somebody has set up a fan page for Baise-moi?;-)
Low profile? You? Ha! 😛
Aaah jayzus, that’s almost worth going back to FB.
Greek is the answer (Kappa). Check the title of http://www.facebook.com/pages/COC/12518948789 as it appears on FB 🙂 In case it’s one before seen, here’s the screenshot: http://www.webshotspro.com/info/5862ee59f7b39b68b0c2a19d953afd4f/www.facebook.com/