According to Facebook: Founded in February 2004, Facebook is a social utility that helps people communicate more efficiently with their friends, family and coworkers. The company develops technologies that facilitate the sharing of information through the social graph, the digital mapping of people's real-world social connections. Anyone can sign up for Facebook and interact with the people they know in a trusted environment.
It`s a bit of a gobble-de-gooky description (the social graph?) but hopefully you get the gist. There are 350 million users and half of them are online on any given day.
You can build your personal page on Facebook and you can build your organization`s Facebook page. If you want to know more, here are some links to check out.
Non Profits on Facebook: ``This Page is a resource for non-profits and other organizations for social good. We built it to help you harness the power of Facebook and bring positive change to the world.``
Get Started on Facebook for NonProfit Organizations: ``This is a help file originally written for Children's Museums in metropolitan areas that lists how to get started on Facebook. If you can read between the examples, most of this can be used for any organization that has a need for a presence on Facebook.``
So you want a Facebook Fan Page for Your Nonprofit? Here's the Scoop! This good piece is from Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media.