As I mentioned a few days ago before a review, I joined Facebook. Like joining Twitter, it’s a “what on earth does this thing do” kind of move in my so-called writing career. Unlike joining Twitter, it’s not as much fun as I had hoped.
It’s nice in some ways. I like being able to interact on the pages of people I admire. I also like the extra room and the way a status update looks. The problem is it’s not as intuitive to me as Twitter was. Oh, sure, I’m still not entirely convinced I’m tweeting correctly, but I’m gaining followers and having fun. Facebook is just…odd.
The whole “pay to promote” thing doesn’t help. It makes me more confused about what Facebook is supposed to be.
Maybe FB itself doesn’t know any more.
That said, I can see where it might be useful for interacting with fans. As long as I don’t expect it to be a useful promotional tool immediately, I think it might become just as fun/addictive as tweeting. We’ll see.