Getting active on Facebook


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Aduc
November 28, 2011, 01:37 PM
Hey guys, I'm new here so I really hope this is alright to post, if not please feel free to delete this post, Mod.


That said, like many of you I am for the advancement of gun rights. I work for a company called Equip 2 Conceal Firearms Group and among other things, we are big on just advocating gun rights. We have a facebook fan page where we post tips, relevant news stories as well as simply trying to connect with others bout gun related issues and spreading the word.

If any of you guys want, we'd love to have you like our page and share the information with your friends/family. I've found that facebook movements can be extremely effective and a great way to spread information to the masses.


Anyway's, our page is http://facebook.com/equip2conceal




Again mods, if this isn't alright I apologize.

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mljdeckard
November 28, 2011, 04:36 PM
Liked. As I set up my facebook page for my business, I'll send you a like recommendation as well.

dc.fireman
November 28, 2011, 07:35 PM
I have recently taken over the administration of our clubs website (it can be found by clicking on my signature line). One of the things I did, was to create both a Facebook page, and a Twitter account for the club. Because the site designer has embedded the "AddThis" code into the template for all of their sites, it's very simple to click on the two buttons - one for Facebook, and one for Twitter, each and every time we post updates to the homepage, and they will appear in abbreviated form on both of our account pages.

If there is one thing I have noticed going back and forth between these two forms of social media, it's that they are both very different.

Here in Washington, DC, everyone with a political, or social message has a Twitter account. The "tweets" are intended to be a short, sharp blast, and in real time. In the twitter world, the tweets should be 90% meat, and only 10% potatoes. It seems that it is generally accepted, that if it's more than an hour old, it's history, and therefore, old news. There is a definite etiquette to "tweeting" - if you re-tweet someone else's original post, it doesn't necessarily indicate that you agree with it, or endorse the viewpoint. You're simply passing along the message.

Facebook, on the other hand, is about content. The more, the better. Add pictures, artwork, tag people, etc. It doesn't matter if it happened 5 minutes ago, or 5 weeks ago.

While many of the political & media "heavy hitters" have Twitter accounts, not all readily admit or share their Facebook statuses. I guess you could infer that Twitter has become a business oriented social media vs. Facebook being for "play".

Good Luck, with navigating the new social media - as I've found out over the last two years, it can certainly be interesting.

If you find you want to know a little more about these, look me up I'm running both 'ends' of the political spectrum - they'll certainly show you that social media, can be a VERY useful tool in presenting your platform:

Twitter:
@FXRGC
@IAFF36

Facebook:
IAFF 36
Fairfax Rod & Gun CLub, Inc.

armoredman
November 28, 2011, 07:41 PM
I tweet not. :)

hso
November 28, 2011, 08:27 PM
I appreciate that a business with a webpage is willing to open a Facebook page focused on RKBA advocacy. It's heartening to see a business advance advocacy instead of using advocacy to advance the business.:)

wheelgunslinger
November 28, 2011, 09:44 PM
Indeed, it is, HSO.

Aduc
November 28, 2011, 10:11 PM
Thanks for the support guys. I'd be lying if I said we didn't want our business to succeed, but we realize success for us is dependent upon everyone understanding just how important it is to defend our 2nd amendment rights. We want to be a source of news, information and advocacy, as well as a terrific training school, not only a training school.

Steve Raacke
November 30, 2011, 05:28 AM
Facebook can be a useful tool for advertising or informing the public. As secretary of the gun rights group Louisiana Open Carry Awareness League (LOCAL) I started a Facebook page. It's used to announce meetings or other activites and share information with the public. By "Like"ing other pages such as Bayou Shooter, La Sportsman, Southland Police Supply, etc... we can reach others who share similar interests. By posting our meeting announcements on pages belonging to municipalities such as Baton Rouge or New Orleans as well as media such as TV News stations and Newspapers we can reach others who may never have heard of us. It's a networking tool and can be effective if used properly.

Lex Luthier
January 2, 2012, 11:23 AM
I have also found the FB is a great way to hint at reality and slowly inspire your lefty friends into understanding the truth about the current administration, the truth of history and how it seems to be repeating itself.

FB brings people together in many ways. It also helps you keep an eye on the enemy, if you know what I'm saying.

Plan2Live
January 2, 2012, 03:13 PM
Call me behind the times but I doubt I will ever set up a Facebook page. I further believe FB will turn out to be one of the biggest impediments to workplace productivity and simultaneously one of the biggest contributors to personal disfunction in my lifetime.

You want to talk to me, pick up the phone and dial.

Derry 1946
January 2, 2012, 04:04 PM
Call me behind the times but I doubt I will ever set up a Facebook page. I further believe FB will turn out to be one of the biggest impediments to workplace productivity and simultaneously one of the biggest contributors to personal disfunction in my lifetime.

You want to talk to me, pick up the phone and dial.
Plan2Live, if I pick up the phone to dial you, I really will dial! Now how do I access Facebook on this thing?

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Lex Luthier
January 4, 2012, 08:23 AM
Gentlemen, it is 2012. While many of you still read the newspaper and go to the post office to buy stamps for snail mail, many of us embrace new technology, which is bound to replace the old. There comes a time when we all must realize that the tide is turning and we better hop a wave. Just sayin'.

FAS1
January 4, 2012, 12:38 PM
Facebook is simply another way to reach people that are interested in your product/service. The things that I am interested in staying in the loop I get to see the postings daily and choose very quickly what is relavent to me and worth reading. While I wonder what FB will be long term it certainly relavent at the moment.

Shinbone
January 4, 2012, 01:28 PM
To Plan2live and Derry, I agree 100%.
I don't have FB and don't want it. My two daughters had FB until a few weeks ago when FB got hacked and nasty pictures started showing up on some FB's. My daughters didn't get any, but they did voluntarily de-activate their accounts. For teen's and others, there can be dangers there.

Neverwinter
January 6, 2012, 11:08 PM
Call me behind the times but I doubt I will ever set up a Facebook page. I further believe FB will turn out to be one of the biggest impediments to workplace productivity and simultaneously one of the biggest contributors to personal disfunction in my lifetime.

You want to talk to me, pick up the phone and dial.
I further believe the telegraph turned out to be one of the biggest impediments to workplace productivity and simultaneously one of the biggest contributors to personal dysfunction in previous lifetimes.

You want to talk to me, get a quill and parchment.


To be honest, I'm surprised at the number of people who are blaming the tool.

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