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Just got the official word that we will be discussing the uses of Facebook at tomorrow's meeting

Posted Wednesday, August 11, 2010, at 12:56 PM

Josh Lynch of MidSouth Satellite was "volunteered" by a few of us to discuss this topic and he graciously accepted. We all seem to be interested in how this venue can be used locally.

I know Facebook is a National phenomena but I always wondered how much it was used on a local basis. Apparently it is used quite a bit and some of us need to get "up-to-speed".

If you have not visited MTBN before, tomorrow would be an excellent day. We meet at 8:00 a.m. at a Shelbyville Parks & Recreation meeting room. The official meeting lasts one hour but we are always invited to come early and stay late.

We meet every Thursday morning so if you just have to miss this one, remember us next week. The main focus of this group is to network locally and get the word out about our companies and businesses.

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I know a lot of crafters are using facebook to promote their etsy shops, and are finding that it's bringing them more business - using that as a model, I don't see why it wouldn't hold true for local businesses.

-- Posted by cfrich on Wed, Aug 11, 2010, at 5:08 PM

So it seems. I look forward to tomorrow.

-- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Aug 11, 2010, at 8:14 PM

Got some ideas to work on with Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. YouTube is another opportunity of which I am not taking advantage. Searching for "how to" videos seems to be their number one search. Sounds like a good opportunity.

-- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Aug 12, 2010, at 1:28 PM

Looks like the blind leading the blind

-- Posted by veggietales on Thu, Aug 12, 2010, at 11:32 PM

I guess that depends on the level of expertise about the subject you choose. If I were teaching on how to use YouTube, it would definitely apply. If I taught about eBay or gardening, I might have some value to offer.

My weakness is not knowing the technology/venue/platform well enough to get the most from it.

-- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Aug 13, 2010, at 10:11 AM

Youtube how-to videos are pretty popular - I've used them when trying to figure out how to sew something (like zippers) and a friend of mine is currently using them to learn gourmet cooking.

-- Posted by cfrich on Fri, Aug 13, 2010, at 7:01 PM

The variety of topics is immense, the quality varies greatly and of course my favorite one I go back to frequently is Weird Al Yankovic


-- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Aug 14, 2010, at 5:21 PM

Would never have gotten battery out of our PT Cruiser with out an instructional video on Utube.

-- Posted by cherokee2 on Sun, Aug 15, 2010, at 6:46 PM

Now that is one I would not have thought about, but now that you mention it, I wonder if there is any way they could organize all the topics?

I have watched a few on cleaning records. What else have you folks watched?

-- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Aug 15, 2010, at 8:52 PM

Hi Steve,

First, let me just say that Face book is a GREAT way to bring folks in to whatever business that you are in.

Whiteside UMC is a small church here in Shelbyville and we are on Facebook. It amazes me every time I get on there to see just how many "fans" we have and most of them do not attend our church.

Our "fans" are scattered all across the U.S. -From Denver,Dallas,Key West,The Carolina's...

The funny thing is, We now have as many people following us on Facebook as we have in the pews on Sunday mornings.

We actually have two pages. One is to promote the church and the other is for our facebook group.

I highly recommend getting started with this kind of outreach no matter if its for a church or a business.

-- Posted by Joel T on Tue, Aug 17, 2010, at 3:03 PM

Nice site JoelT.

-- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Aug 19, 2010, at 9:15 AM

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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.