Last week Facebook held their f8 Developers Conference. I’m sure by now you have heard all about the changes that are going to happen to your personal profile. Check out the article on All Facebook to get the details on the changes. The major business change is how applications are going to work and interact with users. For most small businesses, these changes don’t really affect you, at least not yet.
One thing that wasn’t announced, but has been discovered by many Page administrators, is the fact that as of September 30 you will no longer be able to automatically import your blog posts into your Notes. Facebook claims this is due to the fact that people engage with companies more if they post the link rather than do an auto import. Given how inconsistently this feature has worked, I have to think they just want to make it go away. I don’t see any information about getting rid of the auto-push from Facebook to Twitter going away. Interesting, huh?
What I have not been able to find information on, is whether or not tools like TwitterFeed will still work. This allows you to publish RSS feeds to multiple sites including Facebook. While I’m not a huge fan of automation, I do use TwitterFeed for myself and clients for blog posts only. I am in wait and see mode at this point, so stay tuned.
If past experience has taught us anything, the Timeline will eventually make its way to the business pages. Based on this thinking, when it rolls out on your personal profile start thinking about how a new business page may look and operate. Storytelling in business is important, so if you haven’t already thought about how to tell your story, now is the time to think about it.
If I missed any details, I would love to hear about them below. What changes are you most and least looking forward to?