I’m on my way to Michigan to talk to the Greater Detroit Romance Writers of America about Social Networking and Branding Yourself. I’ve been looking forward to meeting with this group and I know it’s going to be a great time. It’s always fun for me to admit how I hated the ideas of Facebook and Twitter at first, but now have watched them become a part of my everyday existence. So, when the big news broke this week about how contests are to be run (or not run) on Facebook, it had me saying, “Huh?”
I thought I had it all figured out (at least as much as I wanted to know), but this curve ball by Facebook seems to have a lot of people scratching their heads. I tried to read the new rules but got a headache. I guess it just boils down to getting around the Facebook rules by running a contest on your website or blog page and letting people know about it via Facebook. Of course, you can’t announce the winners on Facebook, but again, you can tell people to go to your website to find out the winners. At least this is the way I understand it.
If you can explain it easier, please let me know. But tell me now if any of you will still do any kind of contest on Facebook. Is it worth it? The funny thing is that last night I saw our local news station say, “Go to our Facebook page and “LIKE” us for a chance to win a $250 gift certificate.”
Bottom Line: Maybe they didn’t get the Facebook memo.
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