pruning face book


Apparently you're not supposed to use Facebook as a promo tool. No pictures of book covers as profile pictures---or that's the yahoo writer groups rumor that's zipping around. I'm too lazy to read the actual posting agreement so I put up my standard promo picture.

Other face book activity?


The Boy Who Won't let his mother be his facebook friend
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The Boy Who Will.






In other news, Happy Birthday Brian Dennehy. (He's my facebook friend, too.)

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  1. Apparently you're not supposed to use Facebook as a promo tool. No pictures of book covers as profile pictures---or that's the yahoo writer groups rumor that's zipping around.

    If it's true, I wonder if they're trying to make a difference between a profile page and a fan page? Because if no promo is allowed, the fan pages seem pretty silly. I'm a fan of all sorts of funny things on facebook, and those are promo tools! At least, I think they are. ;)

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  2. I don't know. I think the people who had accounts deleted had HUGE NUMBERS of friends so maybe big numbers are some kind of trigger for FB that writers using FB as a marketing rather than interactive tool?

    But then famous people would never make it there and I doubt FB would boot JK Rowling if she showed up.

    Maybe it's just a rumor. So many things are.

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  3. I just finally saw it on one of my lists, and the general idea seemed to be in line with what I thought...they're okay with making "pages" for an author, but not with your profile being your promo tool.

    That happens to be the way I did it, but not through any smart forethought...I already had a profile on Facebook and was too lazy to make a second one, so I just made a page for my author self. ;) I guess laziness wins!

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  4. Apparently you can be his mother but not his friend, but then maybe that is only in Facebook land.

    Somehow that word "Facebook" simply rubs me the wrong way. I want to call it Assbook. It it like Twitter. Twit this.

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  5. You make me hoot, Kate

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