Hot from the press – Facebook Pages just released

Facebook just released Facebook Pages, which enables you to create pages for items, and not only people.

Now you can create a page for a business, TV show, organization and so on.

I am very excited with this new feature, as I got a bit worried seeing all those fake profiles of companies and products on Facebook.

How it affects the market?

1. I believe that it improves the overall value of Facebook to users. Now we know who is a person, product or business.

2. Number of groups might be reduced – no need to open a group for fans of a tv show – you can just open a page for it.

3. Online directories might be affected – as users can find now businesses through Facebook.

4. Personally, I believe it will increase the time I spend on the site.

On the same topic, Facebook Beacon is really disturbing. This application allows site owners to add code to their site that sends through Facebook activity notification to contacts. Personally, I feel that this one is a bit too much.

Om thinks the same, and you can find a guide on how to block this intrusive product here.

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2 Responses to “Hot from the press – Facebook Pages just released”

  1. 1 Barlow Keener November 10, 2007 at 4:40 pm

    I like the look – it reminds me of MySpace – everyone with a profile and every institution with a page. Definitely not a static world any more.

  2. 2 thebeginner November 13, 2007 at 9:54 am

    Why let the bloody companies in at all? 🙂

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