'Mariana Wagner has thrown a sheep at you.'
That was one of the notifications waiting for me a couple of weeks ago when I logged into Facebook. I quickly searched my memory to figure out what I had done to deserve this. Had I left an inappropriate comment on her blog? Did she think one of my recent posts was just rubbish? How exactly should I respond ... or retaliate?? :)
While many perceive Facebook as a 'MySpace for 20-somethings', the site has some very compelling statistics:
- Over 55 million users
- The fastest growing demographic in the 25+ age range
- #6 U.S. site in terms of traffic
- #1 photo sharing site on the web
Facebook recently added Business Pages to help businesses connect with consumers in the same way friends connect with each other. The Business Solutions section has details on using social ads, polls and more. Here is the business page for (RED)™
Long before she was hurling small woolly animals, Mariana wrote a fantastic featured post titled "The Secret Life of a "Generation X" Consumer ... My Story." Pay attention to the NAR statistics she mentions on home buyers, and think of the impact that Gen X and Gen Y will have on the housing markets over the next 10-15 years.
Now ... considering the statistics, having seen the Business Pages, and looking at the huge buying power of Gen X and Gen Y ... is Facebook in your business plan?
Added 11/25 from the comments:
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