daystar wrote in post #18257577
I understand we live in a very digital and instant society now but businesses have been highly successful waaaaay before facebook. Yes, it might take different effort and different strategies but can it really not still be done now?
I hate Facebook equivalent to your loathing, especially as to its time-waster characteristic when folks go overboard with their faces glued to it to follow all their friends and relatives...get a life and live it and interact in face-to-face interaction with folks, don't merely read about others in the disconnection of the web! A couple of months ago, I took my wife out to dinner on her birthday, and we were seated next to a table of six Millenials, 3 guys and 3 gals...ALL had their noses stuck in their smartphones thumbing messages or paging thru the web and SAID NOTHING TO ONE ANOTHER, even after their food arrived and they had to put down the phones to pick up forks! It seems that it took over an hour before anyone at that table SPOKE to someone else at the table. Is this what web 'social' networks is breeding, disconnection in the guise of 'being connected'?!
OTOH, one has to recognize its value for business promotion today, particularly in view of the fact that so many do glue themselves to it, plus the fact that many of our PAST means of communications have dried up and blown away forever as connection sources to others...
- few folks have landlines, and therefore no ads in Yellow Pages phone books, to look at categorized information in selecting businesses to patronize
- few folks read newspapers, and therefore no ads daily and Sundays to look look for nearby businesses, in selecting businesses to patronize
- more and more people live extremely long distances from where they work, so are less 'connected' to businesses near their homes and more connected to business hear their place of work, and select professionals who are more easily accessible during the day to them
...so alternative means of connecting to others to promote business are needed. Perhaps Facebook is one of the necessary evils in today's society.