Thoughts about Facebook Pages, Facebook fans and communities

Last Saturday we launched a Facebook page for “our” peer-to-peer social media marketing community, Social Marketing Forum. We now have way over 300 fans (oops, over 400 now).

However, it’s not really our virtue, it’s that of the fans, the followers, the community. I have to admit I don’t like the word ‘fans’ very much. It brings up the image of a ‘rock star’’ and all the fans that are cheering him or her. I guess it’s not a coincidence that there is such a thing as a ‘blogger rock star’.

I believe that people can only achieve things by collaborating and connecting. I believe in people and I believe in peer-to-peer.

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