25.02.14 by Jeff

The End of Facebook

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It’s taken five years to get the Booooooom Facebook page to the size it is now and after all that it appears, due to Facebook’s greed, it’s a complete waste of time to continue using it. The other day I made a post, and of the 155,000 people following our page, only 400 people saw it. That’s not even 1% of our followers! That’s kinda insane if you think about it. There was a time when 60,000 people would see a post, and we had less followers then!

If you run your own Facebook page you’ve already experienced this problem of reaching your own fans. These people who opted in and want to receive your updates won’t ever see them now unless you pay money.

 

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I was going to make this a post for those of you who still want to be updated on Facebook whenever I publish new content. If you go to the Booooooom Page and click on “Liked” there’s a drop down menu to select “Get Notifications”, in theory this should notify you of all future posts from the Booooooom page. I say in theory because who knows if it even does anything. So that was my original intent, but having thought about it some more, I think I’m about ready to throw in the towel.

I was disgusted when I watched these two videos that went viral recently, revealing the shadiness of what’s happening on Facebook right now. The videos explain why none of us see each other’s posts, why all of our pages are filled with fake users, and how Facebook makes more money because of it.

It’s enough to make me want to give up, and it’s sad because if Facebook still worked the way it did a couple years ago, it would be a tremendous tool for connecting with all of you.

 

 

 

I’m interested to hear from other people out there struggling with the same issues as me, what are you doing about it? Have you given up already? Is there an alternative?

 

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12.07.13 by Jeff

“fliike” Real-Time Facebook Like Counter By Smiirl

fliike Real-Time Facebook Like Counter By Smiirl
A clever little invention by a company called Smiirl lets you display your FB page’s likes as a physical flip-board. Kinda silly but I could see boutiques using the novelty to increase their following. Watch the video below to see it in use!

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08.12.10 by Jeff

40,000+

Our Facebook family has now grown to over 40,000 in just a couple years! How should we celebrate when we hit 50,000? Jump over there and let me know! I’d like to do something!

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02.09.10 by Jeff

Booooooom Facebook + Twitter

Join our family on Facebook and follow our Twitter. There are going to be some things coming up that will not be on the website, and you’ll need to be connected to get involved! Big things ahead! Tell a friend!

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18.03.09 by Jeff

“Sticker on your face” contest!

I have two thiiiiick envelopes of Booooooom stickers with your names on ‘em. If you want to win an envelope, here’s what you have to do:

1. Join our Fan Page.

2. Photoshop the Booooooom icon over your face and use it as your Facebook profile photo until Friday 6pm (Pacific). If you don’t have Photoshop, you may simply replace your profile photo with the icon.

3. Leave the message “Can we be best friends?” on the Fan Page wall. The wall message must be posted before Thursday 6pm (Pacific) to be eligible!

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The winner will be announced Friday evening!

Yes, this is a scraggly haired photo of myself during production of my gradfilm (and it will be my profile photo during the contest). Good luck!!!

17.03.09 by Jeff

Facebook Fan Page!

Today we launch our Facebook Fan Page! This will not replace the Facebook Group, it’s just that Facebook actually prevents me from sending out updates now due to our size (5000+). I have planned a bunch of projects and other fun things and they’ll all be more successful if I can quickly update all of you about them. So join the Fan Page if you want to show your support for the site and especially if you want to be involved in any of our upcoming projects or even help plan some of them.

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The Facebook Group will continue to be the place to promote yourself and post links to things you think will inspire others!

10.12.08 by Jeff

700+

Thank you to the 700+ who joined the Facebook Group in the last month. Some great links have been posted over there! I encourage any of you, seeking a creative community or looking to promote your own work, to join the family.

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12.10.08 by Jeff

Facebook group!

I have finally started a Facebook Group! I originally started a Fan Page but Mark Zuckerman (aka the world’s youngest billionaire) really didn’t make the Fan Pages easy to promote so the Group will replace the old Fan Page. If you’re looking for a quick way to promote your own work or share interesting links, join the group and post to your heart’s content.