Friday, April 15, 2011

Facebook Friday - asking questions

Have you thought about asking questions on your Facebook page?  It's a great way to interact with others who may be interested in the same things you are, whether it's handmade arts and crafts or places to visit on vacation.  I was always told "It doesn't hurt to ask" so I decided to try this new way to share on Facebook.

You'll find Questions right under your wall pictures, next to Status.  The easiest question to ask is one with a yes or no response.  To start, click the icon next to the word Question.  A box will pop up, telling you to learn from your friends and ask a question.  Facebook Questions are designed to make it easy for Friends to answers with a single click.   I decided to ask: "Do you keep a journal or diary?" 

After typing in your question, click "Add Poll Options" right underneath your typed line. 

This is where you can type in the responses for your friends to choose.  You can have as many replies as you like.  If you check the box mark "Allow anyone to add options," two things happen: Users will be able to vote on more than one option, and it allows people to type in their own response to vote on.  I don't think this is really safe because someone could add something unpleasant.  I suggest, at least to start with, to uncheck that box, so users can only vote on one of your answers.  I was told that you get a notification, but this must happen only if someone adds a response in the open option line.

You can access your Questions activity by clicking on the link under your avator, on the left-hand side.   After clicking on the link, go to Your Activity, to see what your questions are doing.  On the right side of the answers will be pics of the different people who answered your question  (I've had trouble with this, now and again!)

Maybe this is a waste of time, but it's something new that people can look at.

Probably an active Facebook user (unlike myself) would be able to reach more eyes than on a blog or website.  My responses aren't very good so far.  I haven't had much activity.  Just two.... including myself!    I tried to copy the URL and link it to this post, but for some reason it doesn't's one of the mysteries that I haven't answered yet.

So, how is everyone else liking Facebook?  Do you use it or not?


Erika said...

I stopped using FB. I just cannot justify the time with trying to run a blog, the shop, and other things.
Maybe in the future.

Re said...

Good things to know, that you for sharing.

BeadedTail said...

I'm so bad at using my FB account but hopefully I'll have time to figure out all this stuff soon!

Nancy said...

I actually just asked my first question the other day. I really like that feature because it's easy to use and it intuitively invites interaction. I do like facebook, but I wish it was easier to figure out in general. Also, I think a lot less people are on it (minus us trying to push our businesses) and more people have headed over to twitter!

Jenny said...

Yes and no. Mostly no, just don't have the time.

Kimberly Danielle Furstenberg said...

Thanks! I like the Facebook Friday features. Good idea!

cindy said...

Thanks for another lesson on using FB. I will have to look at it and try. Personally I don't like FB, but, under suggestion from someone who's opinion I value, I joined. It does seem like a waste of time. I have not gotten any new business of customers from it. Sometimes I fear the security of the whole thing too.

Jingle said...

Awards for you, thanks for the support!

Bless your talent.

Happy Saturday!


amazing post.

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