OK, I have to admit, I’m a little annoyed. Facebook decided to re-categorize my Facebook Page as a Community Page instead of an official business page. HUH??? It was a random act that was triggered by their famous algorithm. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of Facebook and need to get my fix every day but that was rather rude of them. Please do me a favor though. Click Here to LIKE my page and maybe they’ll have a change of heart.
Here’s the note I found on my page.
You can see here that the link they wanted me to go to offers no help at all.
There is supposed to be a form to fill out according to this article but now it’s non- existent. What to do?
Unfortunately, that is one of the problems you may encounter when relying on social media sites alone to promote your business. They can change things at any time leaving you in a fix.
I bet those folks who had Apple Iweb websites are feeling the burn right now. They got a notice that their sites would no longer be on the server starting in July 2012. Ouch! I hope most of them got the memo before it was too late. Luckily I was able to transfer a couple of them to WordPress.org sites.
My favorite RSS reader/news and gadget interface, IGOOGLE posted this message recently. IGoogle will not be available after November 1, 2013.
Yikes! It’s my computer’shome page and where I read other blog posts. I guess I’ll have to switch to Google reader instead unless Google has plans to get rid of that too! At least I have over a year’s notice before it happens.
The advantages of having your home base on a WordPress.org site are:
- YOU are the only one who has the power to take down or make changes to your site. Still bitchin’ about the Facebook Timeline? (personally, I like it but not everyone likes change)
- You are able to connect or un-connect to social media rather than those sites dis-connecting from you.
- Your news feed will be seen anywhere you link it rather than Facebook deciding to hide it somewhere.
- As a site owner, you are allowed to write about whatever you want without censorship. (although you may want to go easy if you’re in business)
So that’s my little rant for the day.
Oh yeah, don’t forget to LIKE my Facebook page. Thanks in advance.