Friday, April 23, 2010

Facebook's Accompanist Community Pages

Two interesting pages to check out are the new Facebook community pages for Accompanist and Accompanying. The community pages aggregate both your friends' recent updates and, in a rather egregious invasion of privacy, those from the entire Facebook community in "Global Related Posts". More about community pages from the Facebook blog:
Community Pages are a new type of Facebook Page dedicated to a topic or experience that is owned collectively by the community connected to it. Just like official Pages for businesses, organizations and public figures, Community Pages let you connect with others who share similar interests and experiences.
So far, it looks like the Community Pages aggregate content from other Facebook sources, such as pages and status updates, rather than being platforms for directly posting content. If the Accompanist Community Page gains traction, it might end up being a place where people could advertise or request services as well as being a place where I can find snarky status updates for CPB's Quote of the Day. The only problem is that the community page for "Accompanying" aggregates uses of the word not just from the musical context, but in any context, as in accompanying documents, horses, or poached tilapia.

Here are the links again (FB ID req'd):

Accompanist Community Page
Accompanying Community Page

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