Facebook : A playground for work

Facebook : A playground for work

Abstract in English: 

I frequent Facebook to connect with my family and friends and have also recently started a page as a professional showcase of my artwork. I was therefore really keen on taking a closer look at this platfrom used by over 2.5 million people daily, through the eyes of an expert …

I frequent Facebook to connect with my family and friends and have also recently started a page as a professional showcase of my artwork. I was therefore really keen on taking a closer look at this platfrom used by over 2.5 million people daily, through the eyes of an expert …

In December 2010 I attended a fascinating Facebook workshop organized and presented by EWMD member Anita Moser owner of AKD IT Service and Support , Linz, Austria. Anita posed the following questions regarding the advantages and disadvantages of using this very controversial social platform for professional purposes as the core themes of the workshop

May I participate as an entrepreneur/employer?   

May I participate as an employee ?

Can my company really profit from it?

What is the best way to proceed with it?

How do I protect myself from misuse?

What should I be wary about?

How do I use this optimally for business and private purposes

Is the time spent on Facebook by employees useful for professional reasons?

Is it possible to present the company without incurring any costs

Is it sensible to use the platform for recruiting new employees?

Can I really present my services and quality of work through this platform?

I certainly profited greatly from the workshop as, although I feel comfortable and versed in my own use of Facebook,  many holes in my knowledge were filled regarding my own needs and use of the platform. I am looking forward to furthering this knowledge using the valuable information gained from the workshop and further discussion in a rich and safe surrounding…face to face with the experts!

 

Anita is organising further workshops in  2012 in Linz German - you can find information her website:

http://www.akdbau.at/facebook_workshop_abau.html

Anita Moser is the founder and owner of AKD IT service and support in Linz Austria

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