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September 10, 2007


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I think that is a short sighted approach to choose not to share information on facebook. Basically the only way they are going to monetize your content is to serve ads around the content.

Google does this (it's called adwords). The increased distribution reach of facebook is well worth it in my opinion. But each must decide what is best for them.

Rodney Rumford

Rodney -
Thanks for the comment! :)

Don't get me wrong, I'm not TOTALLY dissing facebook in this resepect, I'm just pointing out that content publishers should be weary of putting their original content on Facebook.

A lot of services are this way as well.

More to my point though, was the fact of the 3rd party plugins, that even though you aren't technically uploading things to Facebook's site, you are still granting them access through these tools to do the same thing. A lot of people might not understand that (I didn't until Chris set me straight).

If you are just starting out and you want to get a wider distribution net - this might be the way to go. Facebook can definitely give you a great channel to get your original content out to more people in a quicker fashion

However, if you are offering premium content and charging people for that on your blog or website, don't connect your blog to facebook! If you have copyrighted photos on Flickr, don't connect to facebook. Not really short sited at all - more protective of income that you should be making from your original content, not Facebook.

That's more that point of what I wrote :)

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