The internet has become a primary source of advertisement for many people. The internet offers low-cost and sometimes free methods to promote products and services for businesses. There are many different ways to advertise through the internet, and one of them involves the use of social media The following article contains information on social media marketing and how to use it.
It's been almost 10 years since Facebook launched. By now it has become
the leading name in social media, and rare is the person that doesn't
have a Facebook account these days. With over one billion active users
worldwide it is the most successful social networking service on the
planet. The goal of Facebook was to bring the college or university
social experience to everyone.
The name itself stems from the colloquial term used for a book some universities hand out at the beginning of the academic year in order for students to get to know each other better.
It wasn't just the unique concept that made it successful, although Facebook did bring a new voice into social media. Unlike other sites that relied mostly on letting users basically create their own site within the individual network, Facebook banked on social interaction like no other site before them. By introducing the 'Like' button and giving the users the possibility to have online 'Friends' by helping them expand their own personal network, it was able to create a unique social experience.
But it was also the hip and modern design that set it apart. Unlike other sites that let users modify their pages to hideous extends, Facebook established one basic look with a few possibilities for adaptations. In the last two years Facebook introduced the story-telling timelines that allowed the user to adapt their profile and cover pictures and establish their own Facebook backgrounds. But to some extent it was still limited to the basic Facebook look, and if you compare most pages look the same, with similar Facebook logos, Facebook images and Facebook backgrounds. Where was the user's individuality?
That doesn't have to be that way. Facebook actually allows you to adapt your own page to a very extreme extend. The new 810px wide layout allows for more customization and adaptation to ones own individual needs and desires. Most of us want to stand out a bit in the Facebook crowd, since after 10 years, the look has become a bit stale. So what to do?
You have the option of sitting down for a few hours and developing your own Facebook look. But it's very likely that you don't have the time to invest in that endeavour. And besides, unless you are an experienced graphic artist or designer there is always the chance that your look may come out somewhat silly. Remember, Facebook is the digital version of the college and high-school social experience, and you wouldn't want to have to relive those embarrassing moments again.
Your best option
in this case is a Facebook skin that gives you the possibility to
develop your own Facebook layouts and Facebook backgrounds. That way it
is easier for you to express your own Facebook personality. They are
simple to setup and easy to enable or disable at any given time. Some
even include the much sought after 'Dislike' button, while others only
change the Facebook backgrounds to whatever you want.
Look for a design that reflects your own individuality and tells your online 'Friends' who you are and what you love. After all, even online you have the right to be your own person.