Look! I have a Facebook Page! (and you can have on too!)

Once upon a time, it used to be quite simple to have a Facebook page for your avatar, if you wanted one. It was simply a matter of setting up a profile page just as you would for any person. However, somewhere along the way to global domination, Mr. Zuckerberg and his gang decided to get a bit snippy and began weeding out what they deemed “fake” facebook profile pages. We avatars somehow became labelled “undesirable”. Folks in the virtual world are of little interest when you are trying to enslave the entire globe in the real world.

A simple work around is to create a “Facebook Page” instead of a profile. This is the method artists and businesses use to get themselves out there and hoping for your almighty” “like” recommendation. It goes a little something like this:

1. Go to http://facebook.com/pages/create.php and login to a facebook account. If you don’t have one, you will be asked to create one. You’ll probably have to use your RL account to create it. If privacy is an issue, you are safe because no one know that you are the owner of the page your creating.

2.  Select an appropriate topic and category for your avatar or business that you want the page to represent.Considering myself to be multi-talented, I went with the appropriately vague “artist” category.

3. Add as much or as little information as you want. Throw in some pictures and tell everyone how wonderful you are. You really can do a lot with this page. You can add videos and images. You can share articles. If you have a blog, like me, you can connect your blog to your new page so that any posts you public to your blog show up on your Facebook page as well.

I say this is pretty simple, but I need to credit Strawberry Singh for even mentioning that it is possible and showing the way in her blog. If you have never visited her blog, I highly recommend you do. In the meantime, you now have a way to find yourself a home on Facebook with the rest of the minions and while you are there, don’t forget to stop by my page and hit the “like” button!