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Facebook 101 for health and care organisations | Claireot’s Blog

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 🙂


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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.


Facebook Profile or Facebook Page?

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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One comment on “Facebook 101 for health and care organisations | Claireot’s Blog

  1. Pingback: Twitter 101 – A Guide to Twitter for Social Workers by Nancy J. Smyth | MOBILE SOCIAL WORK

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This entry was posted on August 5, 2013 by in Ethics & Policy, Nonprofits & Fundraising, Social Media and tagged , , , .
Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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