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What will you do when the boxes are gone?

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by Telkor, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. Telkor

    Telkor Junior Member

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    As Facebook is obviously going to take down the boxes, both on profiles and pages, do you think there'll be any adequate substitute?
    Or are you already looking for a DIY method?
     
  2. gimme4free

    gimme4free Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Note that there is a big difference between a "box" and a "tab". Once they are gone, if not already, it's app time :)
     
  3. virus_1720

    virus_1720 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    gimme4free : You seem to be deep into this stuff. I might need some help
     
  4. facebookdude

    facebookdude Elite Member

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    Yeah I got a app coming out. If that doesnt work. Move on lol
     
  5. OnlineGodfather

    OnlineGodfather Senior Member

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    apps you said, hmm... that seems interesting. Sooner or later facebook will do something so alternatives are good.
     
  6. facebookdude

    facebookdude Elite Member

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    Yeah apps you can do everything in fbml and much, much more. You can get the user to invite all their friends at a click of a button. Easy to go viral.
     
  7. zander64

    zander64 Junior Member

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    You have absolutely no idea wtf you are talking about. None whatsoever
     
  8. OnlineGodfather

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    why is that? He isnt right?
     
  9. ``Yousef

    ``Yousef Power Member

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    The thing is, what about all the big brands that also make use of Facebook pages + FBML. I'm pretty sure that they use the Facebook ads platform to push users to their page (like any regular corporation would), and if all they can have is a regular fan page with no additional features to intrigue their potential clients, aren't they going to relax their advertising budgets a bit?

    It's inevitable that Facebook will do something to try and filter the system from all the "become a fan to see" pages, however stripping out FBML entirely from the fan page system seems a bit far for the aforementioned reasons.

    No matter what however, there will always be a way to utilise Facebook as a marketing platform. According to HitWise, it recently overtook Google as the most visited site in the US.

    One of the great things about Facebook from my perspective is the community thats there. A site which is founded on social networking and has over 400 million members is definitely a gold mine for exploitation.
     
  10. DJJack

    DJJack Regular Member

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    I agree, i highly doubt on them removing the whole FBML from pages completely,
    alot of legit charities use facebook and businesses as well. I mean yes they will try get rid of the visible to fans, but removing it completely would be extreme, if they wanted too a month ago when people started using it for CPA they could have stripped FBML and removed it then, if they were that bothered it would be no longer already.
     
  11. gimme4free

    gimme4free Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Removing FBML from fan pages would also kill a lot of their largest PPC customers off. The majority of companies advertising via PPC on FB in large scales send the users to their fan page, who the hell would pay to send people to a wall of a fan page, there wouldn't be a single person paying for this traffic then. At this point it will destroy their idea of project titan as they would end up losing their largest paying customers who will downscale alot to optimize their campaigns for external links (Of which Facebook will most likely reject anyway) and they would run out of ads to display.

    Obviously I'm taking it to the extreme saying that but end result = lower earnings for advertisers = less money spent on PPC ads = less money for FB if they remove FBML from fan pages.
     
  12. gimme4free

    gimme4free Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    At the click of a button you can obtain full permissions to royally fuck up a persons profile, piss off their friends with annoying messages and post to their stream daily until they revoke the permissions. You can do a lot more with apps than you may think ;)
     
  13. facebookdude

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    Exactly. My app does it. I've seen many apps that do amazing things fbml couldn't dream of. It's just harder to code.