I’ve created a Facebook page for wordorigins.org. Right now, it’s just a pretty basic profile--the old image of the Bayeux Tapestry, a link to the site, and a brief description. I’m not sure how to link to a Facebook profile, but if you are in Facebook a search on “wordorigins” will turn it right up. I think you may need to be a Facebook member to see it, but I’m not sure about that.
I’m pretty clueless about Facebook. (My only experience with social networking sites is with LinkedIn, which I use as an extension of my address book to keep track of acquaintances and business contacts with whom I don’t regularly talk.) So if anyone who is Facebook literate has any suggestions for features to take advantage of please make them here.
My goal is to try to get the site some more exposure. This isn’t a big initiative--I’m really just playing around and seeing what can be done with Facebook.
Question #1 is can someone who is not a Facebook member see the profile? If so, how do I make this happen.
Question #2 is should I create a Facebook “group” for people to join? From what I can tell, that would create discussion forums and such that would duplicate the main site’s current functionality. I’m not sure that’s what I want.
(I’ve also got my own Facebook page, which is me-oriented. If nothing else, take a look at my astrophotographs--a new hobby of mine.)