At a recent SaddleBrooke Rotary Meeting, we were brought into the 21st Century by Gary Wagnon, the owner of Ninja Online Marketing Strategies. Gary is an expert in social media, and he gave a wonderful introduction to Facebook. The Global Mobile World is on our doorstep and we need to open the door and let it in.
As many of us have noticed, all of us are tethered to our smartphones and are constantly checking our email and Facebook pages. The statistics are staggering: There are 1.5 Billion smartphones out there and billions of Social media users. 56 percent of Americans have a Facebook page and half of those are over 45 years of age. The fastest growing market are women 55 and over. The average user spends over 405 minutes on Facebook per month.
Facebook is a great way to keep in touch with family and friends, classmates, common interest groups, and is also an important educational tool.
Gary described the basic layout of a Facebook page and talked a bit about the fears of using Facebook and how that impacts our privacy.