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Old 03-16-2010, 11:04 PM
Giotto Giotto is offline
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Hi Everyone,

I have recently started a "Facebook" account. I noticed that they have a special "Page" for visual artists. This is perfect for getting feedback on work in progress. It also comes up on "Google" or if you title your page like mine i.e. Denis Grace Sculpture, then anyone searching Facebook for "sculpture" will come up with your page.

This can be cross linked to your website if you have one or it can act as your primary site....and it's free !

So I invite you to check out my page and become fans....I invite your comments on my work positive or negative. If you have a page already or are planning to start one let me know and I will become your fan. Also check out my website.

Cheers,
Giotto AKA Denis

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Denis-...791293?created
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Old 03-16-2010, 11:57 PM
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Re: Facebook

I have a facebook page but it is a friend page, not a "fan" page. I know many people are doing the fan page thing, but I have not been able to bridge the psychological gap to do this. I relate to people as friends, not fans, and I would feel funny asking others to be my "fans" even if they would be happy to do so. I also feel funny about committing to being a "fan" of someone with the exception of some significant public figures who I do appreciate and who may have that as their only option for communication.

Can someone explain this fan page phenomena to me, or tell why I'm right or wrong or missing the mark on this? Thanks.
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Old 03-17-2010, 01:32 AM
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Hi Glenn...I had some questions about the term "fan" but then again that's the way they are doing it and I think it's more important to get my work out there.

Anyway I hope you reconsider and we both know your not a fan but a friend.

Cheers,
G
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:19 AM
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but then again that's the way they are doing it and I think it's more important to get my work out there.
Thanks, but I still don't understand this. What does having a fan page do that cannot be achieved with a regular FB page?
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:03 AM
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What does having a fan page do that cannot be achieved with a regular FB page?

You can't look as gay and obnoxious and full of yourself with a regular old friend page.
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:40 AM
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You can't look as gay and obnoxious and full of yourself with a regular old friend page.
So who is happier? Might they have the answer to life? Maybe I should join? Nah. too much more time on the internet when I could have been enjoying myself.
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:41 AM
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You can't look as gay and obnoxious and full of yourself with a regular old friend page.
It's time to retire with a vengence this obnoxious use of the word. i am no fan.

ps- a fan page simply doesn't require approval to view, less time spent okaying friend requests?
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:04 AM
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Thank you...those who are now "fans" I don't think of you as fans but rather your interested in my work and hopefully you will comment if you find something interesting. Also let me know if you start your own page.

I think of this as a way we can work together, share and be part of something.

I personally think the difference between friend and fan is semantics. Anyway the internet is the future and we all need to get on board if we have any plans of building a career.

So far I have website and Facebook page, if anyone knows of other ways I would be interested.

G
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Old 03-17-2010, 05:25 PM
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Glenn, Not wihthstanding a Wall Street Journal pooh-poohing Twitter and to a lesser degree Facebook, FB can be a reasonable idea.

A regular FB page (a friend Page) is one usually for your personal friends.

A fan page is one for "Fans" who want to keep up with your business side. If you notice there is a huge amount of busineses and universities that have Fan pages. It is a way to get out their message in a less formal way (web site). It is also a way to tap into a different demographic than what you normally have. People do not look at your web page every day to see what is new. That is FB's Fan page use.

The fan page is not a place to detail your latest drunken tryst - save that for your regular FB page. Many people mix their personal and professional on their FB personal page. This potentially mixes messages and also dilutes the reason to read the personal page.

To further screw up your handle on FB, many businesses started FB "Friend" pages several years ago. Fan pages are only about about 1 1/2 years old on FB. Fan pages were specifically set up for businesses by FB.

If you have a blog, a lot of people tie their blog into their FB page or Fan Page. All of this underlines the point, how much time spent on FaceBook/Twitter/MySpace is useful and how much is useless time blown that could have been spent on working on a new artwork or playing with the kids?

Hopefully this will help you understand my take of the truth behind the FB hype.

Carl
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Old 03-17-2010, 07:50 AM
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I have a facebook page but it is a friend page, not a "fan" page. I know many people are doing the fan page thing, but I have not been able to bridge the psychological gap to do this.
Exactly my feelings. But...that was yesterday. As an artist I need to be able to break my own psychological barriers all the time, so I'll be your "fan" Giotto because I find your works interesting, and I like to see how others "do" it.
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:53 AM
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Exactly my feelings. But...that was yesterday. As an artist I need to be able to break my own psychological barriers all the time, so I'll be your "fan" Giotto because I find your works interesting, and I like to see how others "do" it.

That's the spirit, I just bridged the psychological gap myself.. After all, ego is for sissies.
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