Have you seen the huge influx of weird fan pages popping up? People come up with the most bizarre combination of political views, vague references, passive aggressive behavior, and goofy ideas to create a fan page and see if other people will fan them.
One of the things that I love about facebook is what a lot of people hate. I like to see the fan pages and groups people join because to be honest, I never go looking for this stuff, but often things my friends are interested in are similar to the things that interest me. So when I saw two old high school friends fan I don’t care about your farm, or your fish, or your park or your mafia!!! I had to check this out!
I’m one of those people that hates all the quizzes and games on fb, I’m there to socialize but not burn that much time on fb. I don’t have time to kill playing Mafia or Farmville and before I blocked all the apps I couldn’t stand them showing up in my facebook feed.
I dont care about your farm, or your fish, or your park or your mafia!!!
When I clicked the link I saw that there were over 2 million fans of this thing and I got some laughs over some of the things posted on the wall. It was a rich interaction of people bitching about other people playing games on facebook. It was somehow ironic. People who didn’t want to spend time playing the games, but didn’t mind burning time complaining about them.
Still I felt compelled to join, just to show my solidarity. After all I am one of those people. I get a chuckle at the viral nature of some of these fan pages. Over the next few days after I joined, I slowly saw more and more of my friends joining. Then today I saw a status update from the site itself.
HAHAHHAHA i havent cheked this group in months last i checked it was 200.
So this guy, out of frustration probably, because he was sick of seeing junk in his feed created this group and then forgot about it. Came back and everyone was having a conversation of their own, they didn’t even need him facilitating the interaction. Just goes to show that when people are brought together by a common cause, idea, interest or annoyance they will talk about it whether you’re there to mediate or not.
What are people talking about on your fan page? How are you going to engage them and how are you going to keep them?