Beware of automatic Facebook community pages

If you have worked with Focus Consulting Inc you are very familiar with Fan pages and Group pages. But what about community pages? Community pages are a new feature of Facebook that are just being rolled out. It looks like a community page is meant to build a group around a shared interest (Cooking, Bowline, Hopscotch, etc). So far people have been using Fan pages for this type of community building.

Community pages are brand new, and there is no way to contribute to them yet. As you see them come up you are allowed to “Like” them but you are given the following message:

“Our goal is to make this Community Page the best collection of shared knowledge on this topic. If you have a passion for Cycling, sign up and we’ll let you know when we’re ready for your help. You can also get us started by suggesting the Official Facebook Page.”
But what I find really interesting is the Automatic community pages that are being built based on your job description you put at a given company. So if several people put down “Slave” as their job title and Facebook knows they all work at the same company FooFoo Inc then Facebook will automatically create a Community page for FooFoo Inc Slaves. This is going to be embarrassing to a lot of companies that have  people at the lower rungs that are not too happy with their jobs.

Click here to get more details on this feature and see how law firms are handling this

3 Comments

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  2. Wayne McEvilly 2011-03-19 at 13:33

    I haven’t seen anything concerning Facebook which would give me any impulse in the direction of being part of it. I wonder why everyone (just about) is “on it” –
    When I ask people “Are you on Twitter?” and they say “No, but…” i can finish the sentence before it’s out – “I’m on Facebook.”
    To each his own.

  3. JoyfulA 2011-06-14 at 10:15

    It sounds like they’re trying to create a wiki for each topic but don’t think their users know what a wiki is.

    And that law.com link should be, for deep-pockets Facebook, alarming.

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