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August 12, 2008

It was only a matter of time, really. Yep. The Bar Association is now on Facebook. More specifically, the Bar Association is now on Facebook “Pages”: Philadelphia Bar Association.

In November 2007, Facebook created Pages — a space for businesses and organizations. (Previously, Facebook — unlike MySpace —  allowed only individuals to create profiles.)

The idea behind Pages is to offer organizations an opportunity to promote themselves through a social network, as opposed to, say, a traditional Web page.

An organization’s “Page” works much the same way an individual’s profile works on Facebook — there’s some basic profile information and areas to add news, events, photos, etc.

Rather than creating a network of “friends,” as an individual would do on Facebook, an organization collects “fans.”

The difference is that anyone who has a Facebook account can become a fan of the organization — they don’t need approval, as they do to become a friend of an individual.

The other key difference is that Facebook Pages can be viewed without a Facebook account. (Is there anyone reading this who doesn’t have a Facebook account? Hello? Anyone? Bueller…? Bueller…?)

Okay. So for the three people out there without a Facebook account, get on it, and become a fan of the Bar. Philadelphia Bar Association.

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