ideas, innovations and apps for social work in the age of smartphones and social media
Two days ago I shared the Twitter 101 by Nancy J. Smyth with you. Fortunate coincidence: here is the Facebook 101 by Claireot. It’s a handy description of the differences between profiles and pages, connecting as a friend, a fan or via “likes”, and how to monitor your connections. In addition you’ll find a case study of a health provider showing the practical problems you can ran into.
Why not have a look at the Mobile Social Work Facebook Page. And … you can like it if you like it 🙂
Health and care organisations often ask about the differences between a Page and a Profile, so here is my usual response.
(TW: I use an example of someone posting on FB that they may have been assaulted later in this post. This section has a line of asterisks ***************************above and below it, so you may choose to skip that content)
Although these ideas are particularly relevant for health and care organisations. who frequently have a duty of care towards people using their services, they could equally apply to community groups, housing associations, and many other organisations.
Facebook is a hugely popular platform (1.15 billion monthly active users as of June 2013), no organisation with a social media strategy can afford to ignore Facebook.
Lots of people aren’t aware of some of the differences between Profiles and Pages on Facebook, so let me explain why…
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