ATTENTION: This is NOT my facebook page

In fact, I do not yet have a page on facebook; I have been trying to resist. But that may soon change.

In any case, I cannot help but note that there are people commenting on this page as though it is mine.

I like the picture quite a lot, actually, but it’s not my page; I have no idea where it came from or what the hs in the url is all about. Suggestions as to what all of this means in the virtual universe are welcome.

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  • John

    Not sure what the “hs” is for, but I think those Community Page cites can be created by anyone. And then people decide to “like” it. I saw one for the Bible. No one will think that it is a page created by you. They pop up all the time for fans of any given person/thing.

    But you should get a page-it’s a great way to reach more people who, I think unfortunately, live through Facebook.

    [Actually, a lot of people seem to think it's a page created by me. I have to take a page, I think -admin]

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  • Cromagnum

    FWIW Gateway Pundit has a FB page, and uses it to auto-post the title of his new blog posts here.

    There are alot of FB people who are conservatives. I kept looking for the ‘like’ button on your posts here when i didnt have anything else to add.

  • dry valleys

    They have a system on Intense Debate where people (if they have a login). can mark others’ comments up or down.

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  • Brett Stewart

    Facebook is now generating pages for terms that people can “like”. It then automatically matches up that term with the Wikipedia page, and shows comments people have made that include the term. So people are not commenting on your page; they are merely using your Anchoress handle in a post on their Facebook profile. Facebook itself is connecting the two.

    If you had a Facebook page, all you would need to do is link your blog’s RSS feed to it. Then people could “like” your blog, and the confusion would be ameliorated.

    [THANK you. Finally, someone explains! -admin]

  • AnnF

    Do not be alarmed at this page. It is a freakish thing FB is doing, and it can’t be stopped. I resisted FB as well, thinking it was something for HS and College-age types, and I think as Liz Lemon once said something like, “Middle-aged women trying to reconnect with their old HS boyfriends.” However, being in marketing, I came to embrace it and actually love it in many ways.

    For example, I am now connected to the Catholicism Project, which allows me in subtle ways, to share that with my Catholic and Non-Catholic FB friends by “Liking” their posts.

    I wish you had a page. It really is a great way to reach a broad audience–and you have a message that deserves to be heard. I think I read recently that FB has surpassed google in daily hits. There’s a whole new audience who could become part of the First Things and Anchoress community. And just think about how much more coffee the monks will sell!

    [I created a page yesterday, under my name -admin]

  • Peter West

    So Facebook has bullied you, by virtue of your popularity, into creating an fb page. That stinks, and it’s just another reinforcement of my earlier decision to delete my fb profile. And good riddance.

    [No, I wasn't bullied; I got talked into it by another writer. But I don't know how long I'll keep it. -admin]

  • Jane Greer

    I am the Jane Ullrich Greer who shows up on the page you link to in red on your second paragraph up above. This is very strange, because I have never been to that page before tonight. What I HAVE done is linked to this blog in some of my FB posts. So how did my posts, and comments to them, wind up on a page that looks as if it should be yours but isn’t yours? FB 397, us 0. I would quit FB in a heartbeat if it weren’t for the fascinating political discussions that some of us are learning how to have there.


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