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Let's make Facebook more fun

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Prezentare pregatita pentru conferinta connect/fb, la care insa nu am mai ajuns :(

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Let's make Facebook more fun

  1. 1. Hold the aggresion! at least on Facebook…
  2. 2. Fb.me/ionut.oprea
  3. 3. Farmville Question <ul><li>Why is Farmville so popular on Facebook?  </li></ul>
  4. 4. Farmville Answer <ul><li>Why is Farmville so popular on Facebook?  </li></ul><ul><li>BECAUSE FACEBOOKERS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN </li></ul>
  5. 5. What do I do? <ul><li>I’m having fun. Everytime. </li></ul><ul><li>Other people will tell you: </li></ul><ul><li>I’m connecting with old friends (yeah, but just to bring back fun memories, to ) </li></ul><ul><li>I’m publishing my vacation pictures (show off and have fun) </li></ul><ul><li>I’m promoting my blog (you think you are, but people are just having fun with it) </li></ul><ul><li>I’m setting up groups for people (you may think they’ll have proffesional interest but they’ll just enter to have fun) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why are we here? <ul><li>Let’s have more fun. </li></ul><ul><li>How do we do that? </li></ul><ul><li>Scrap the bad things and improve the good ones. </li></ul><ul><li>Bad things: aggressive advertising of anything (even your blog!), anomalies (there’s a page for that! http://bit.ly/anomaliile ) </li></ul><ul><li>Good things: REAL sharing, REAL talking, REAL playing </li></ul>
  7. 7. Ways to make it more fun
  8. 8. The Death of the “voting Like” <ul><li>Remember the old-as-the-internet “please click on my link to vote for my …”? </li></ul><ul><li>It’s back. Stronger. </li></ul><ul><li>Now it’s “Please <<like>> my post/photo to vote for my …” </li></ul><ul><li>Let “like” be “like!” </li></ul><ul><li>… or suffer the consequences </li></ul>
  9. 9. Inviting everyone everywhere <ul><li>Usual event figures: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attending : small number </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Might Attend : slightly bigger number </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not Attending : a few more times than attending </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Awaiting Reply : A few times more than not attending. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And almost always the same... </li></ul></ul><ul><li>FOCUS ON ATTENDING, not on all others… </li></ul>
  10. 10. Bring the REAL back! <ul><li>You can make facebook more fun if you: </li></ul><ul><li>Share interesting things more than things your friends asked you to share </li></ul><ul><li>“ Like” more interesting stuff than stuff your ‘friends’ asked you to share </li></ul><ul><li>Comment on what interests you more than in contests </li></ul><ul><li>Create online events or focus on actually attending people in the offline events </li></ul>
  11. 11. One more thing… <ul><li>Nobody can tell you that you’re using it WRONG. You never do. </li></ul><ul><li>BUT there are ways to make it more FUN, FUN, FUN!  </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>And never forget: there actually is life beyond status updates. </li></ul><ul><li>fb.me/ionut.oprea </li></ul>

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