I erased my Facebook account a year and whatnot ago.
So it really bugs me when there are things I’m really interested in coming with the message “Check our Facebook page for details!“, “Sign up for our meet at Facebook“. It kinda makes it look like the only way I can participate in some physical thing is by having a Facebook account, which is odd if you think these events/things/places are not associated with Facebook in anyway.
There are more free places to put your info online, if that’s your problem (which you can totally link on your Facebook pages later, of course). Free places with free access, so you’re not just trimming your potential public right away because of something that has nothing to do with your events themselves!
Wanna know where our event is and how to get there? Go to our Facebook page!
Wanna sign up for the event so you won’t be ditched off at the entrance? Please, do so on our Facebook page!
Wanna participate in a contest where all people from X place/institution can win something? Well, only if you have a Facebook page…
You go look for something online and find out they have this static page and delegate all the contact and interaction to their Facbook page.
Well, obviously this is not Facebook’s problem, it’s more like… Laziness. It’s just easier to use the tools Facebook provides for managing crowds instead! Yeah, I aknowledge that. But Facebook has this thing: it’s a closed world for people who are not logged in. You’re just instantly out. You can’t interact at all unless you’re in and sometimes you can’t even look at things – things that only make so much sense as knowing a company’s phone number. Facebook makes management so easier people tend to forget it’s a closed environment and that not everyone has an account there. That not everyone wants to have an account there. So my advice would be that, if you have something public to share, you should do so in a truly public environment. You can then share it on Facebook anyways and have your more concentrated crowd knowing about it as well.
And yeah, this is all because I finally found the info for a party my younger sister wanted to attend, but right before I forward it to her, I noticed the “sign up forms will be on facebook”, making it a trouble for the two of us.