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11 years 10 months ago #23999 by Toast
Hot Spots Thermal Imaging site tells me to go to Facebook & become a fan so I can keep up-to-date.

I've got this far:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hot-Spots-Thermal-Imaging/184241377679?ref=ts

but I can't see where I can become a fan. Also, can't see what advantage there is in being a fan.

Can somebody please enlighten me?

Thanks.

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11 years 10 months ago #340245 by Sweetpea
At the top of their page there should be a clickable "button" saying 'like' or 'become a fan' (I just checked and this particular page has a like button). Advantages can vary from page to page but generally you will see any updates they publish in your newsfeed (I'm assuming that you're a Facebook member).

Hope that helps :-)

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11 years 10 months ago #340265 by Toast
Thanks. Yes, I'm a Feacebook user. I logged in & went back to that site. There were no buttons saying like (it disappeared) or become a fan.

I put a message on & it put it in the Others filter so at least it's there.

I thought Facebook was supposed to be easy!

Thanks again.

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11 years 10 months ago #340266 by GrantK

Toast;328394 wrote: Also, can't see what advantage there is in being a fan.

Many companies are using this now as a form of marketing. It saves them from sending out e-mail (or snail mail) newsletters, and you can respond with comments or questions, as well as viewing other people's comments or questions.

Kind of like a forum, but a whole lot simpler to administer from the company's point-of-view.

Pretty much my whole extended family uses Facebook now, and one of my nieces recently circulated invitations to her engagement party using Facebook. It was so easy to respond, and we could also see who else had Accepted, Declined, or Not Yet Responded. Most of those who declined posted a comment as to why (overseas or whatever), so once again, it was a useful way to see what other people in our wider family were up to. I was also able to look at the profiles of many of my niece's fiance's family so I didn't show up as a total ignoramus on the night. Very useful indeed :)

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11 years 10 months ago #340268 by Sweetpea

Toast;328417 wrote: There were no buttons saying like (it disappeared) or become a fan.

Then you likely already clicked on it - the button disappears when you do that (otherwise it would be right next to the page title).

GrantK, that's one of the reasons I enjoy FB so much - I have extended family all over the world and it's been a wonderful way to keep in touch with them, especially since the birth of our little boy. As long as you have your privacy settings under control (which unfortunately many people unwittingly do not) it is a great tool for keeping people in touch.

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11 years 10 months ago #340271 by Toast
Do I have any way of knowing who I have become a fan of?

Also, how do I do the privacy settings thing?

Sorry about this. But have no idea.

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11 years 10 months ago #340273 by GrantK

Toast;328424 wrote: Do I have any way of knowing who I have become a fan of?

Click on the Facebook logo from any page at all. It will take you to the News Feed.
Click on the picture of yourself near the Top Left corner of the page. It takes you to Your Profile.

Click the Info tab and you will see a section headed "Likes and Interests".
Click the Edit button to change them.

Toast;328424 wrote: Also, how do I do the privacy settings thing?

From within Your Profile (as described above), you will see an "Account" button on the Top Right corner of the page. Privacy Settings are in there :)

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11 years 10 months ago #340274 by Sweetpea
I read recently that Facebook's privacy options are wordier than the U.S. Constitution [:0] But once you get into them it's just a matter of going down the list and deciding whether you want your stuff viewable by just your friends or by friends of friends or by pretty much everyone. Everyone is different of course but personally I choose to keep everything viewable by friends only.

Shout out if you get stuck.

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11 years 10 months ago #340419 by Toast
Thanks.

Found that I have three under the interests and three friends. Have put the settings to friends only.

Hopefully the Hot Spots lady will reply to my message.

Thanks again.

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