Deep in the Tap-Repeatedly missile silo headquarters, it has come to our attention that kids these days use something called a “social media” to communicate. Apparently “The Faces Book” is the most popular of all the social medias, and we are determined to be among the first to use it.
Tap-Repeatedly is a website, it has no face. It is made of electrons. Still, some form of Face is now in this Book, and you can… you can visit? Look at? The Face is available here. It is still under construction and stuff, but early adopters like us are always on the bleeding edge. Bear with the dust and what have you.
Once you’re at our Face you have the option to Thumb us, apparently a compliment among the youth, and leave pithy messages on our “wall,” which is like graffiti but less damaging to property. I guess. It’s digital? I’m not sure what that means.
Uh, I know questioning technology in the western world is considered heresy and punishable by 150 lashings, but will this actually be useful to THIS site in any way?
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I’m unsure, to be honest. I don’t use Facebook, as my completely atrophied personal page will attest. But having a presence on it, like our Twitter page, is a good way to maximize awareness and give readers as many avenues as possible to connect with Tap. Think of it not as just another Facebook page, think of it as a tool of enslavement for the masses.
AR does get a few clickthroughs from FB and Twitter, when we have time to update them anyway.
A lot of people don’t check sites regularly or use RSS feeds, but do use social media, so it’s a good way to engage with occasional readers. And you might luck out and get a viral share, which is very exciting as it means your stats go up for a day and then go back to normal as if nothing had ever changed.
What is this Book of Faces thing of which you speak?
“Book of Faces” at a glance looks like “Book of Feces.” Oh my; I was worried for a moment that the silo had gone *ahem* ape poopy.
“And you might luck out and get a viral share, which is very exciting as it means your stats go up for a day and then go back to normal as if nothing had ever changed.”
This made me laugh out loud. I’d love that Crytek interview to have gone viral.
I don’t really use Facebook much either. Steerpike, do we have a thing that automatically posts up new article links on Facebook? That could be handy. Liking the new comment subscription drop down below too.
Gregg, Jetpack can post automatically to Facebook and Twitter. I use it for Facebook but no longer use it for Twitter.
We don’t have any automation for Twitter or Facebook yet, but I’m planning to integrate them. There are ways, and it’ll prevent the (common) eventuality of me forgetting to post someone’s work on one or the other. Plus if it’s easy I think people might prefer to do their own announcements.
I was THIS CLOSE to enslaving a social media person when she went and got a job, which was quite inconvenient for me. That leaves yours truly in charge of social what-have-yous, and a more inept Facebooker there is not.
Glad we got a comment subscription thingy integrated (thanks Harbour Master for counseling). I was entranced by the one Arcadian Rhythms uses, so we might be switching, but there’s some database wonkery involved in getting that one up and running and I have not had the time or the inclination to break the site recently. Possibly next week. 🙂