Monday, January 12, 2009

Should a Library make a Facebook Group or a Page?

When you consider having a library presence in social networks, and got Facebook on your list for some reason (for instance, because ..% of your users have a Facebook account) think carefully before you actually create anything. The Group function is used very often, but actually does not offer that much functionality. Many applications, (FB or Third-party) can not be added to Group-pages. My advice is to support any Group with one or more Facebook Pages (also referred to as Fan Pages). The most interesting application is by Facebook itself and is called "Static FBML".
Static FBML
By Facebook
Add advanced functionality to your Page using the Facebook Static FBML application. This application will add a box to your Page in which you can render HTML or FBML (Facebook Markup Language) for enhanced Page customization.)
With the use of the Static FBML box (Facebook mark-up language) you can almost add any webcontent with html code into little gadgets/widgets in a Facebook PAGE. Have a look at the Alliance Virtual Library Page: or the Central Medical Library of the UMCG: More:

1 comment:

S. Clapp said...

Thanks - this is just the advice I needed!