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Nearing 500 Facebook members and growing
« on: August 20, 2011, 11:49:08 AM »
Just an update, we've gained over 25 members this month on Facebook and it has gotten very active. For you with portable devices, this is a great way to keep up with other members.

If you are new to Facebook, below is the link to the Official Beemaster Facebook Page

http://www.facebook.com/groups/55633188198/

Looking for 500 members by the end of the year. Please mention to any friends who use Facebook that our page there has grown nearly 30% this years since it because the official page, not a fan page. Topics are coming every day and the community feels a lot like here :)

If you haven't joined Beemaster International Beekeeping Forum facebook group - please join and you may meet many members who rarely go to forums, for they  live on Facebook - but still they interact as we do here.

http://www.facebook.com/groups/55633188198/
« Last Edit: November 29, 2011, 06:18:28 PM by beemaster »
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Re: FACEBOOK UPDATE: 323 members and growing
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2011, 11:54:19 AM »
I don't mean to stir up the hive, but I'm just wondering, who profits by all this "Like us on Facebook"? 

Having fun!

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Re: FACEBOOK UPDATE: 323 members and growing
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2011, 11:27:31 PM »
Sure not me - lol. Facebook I assume depends on all the sites (surely not Beemaster) more like TGIF, SEARS, any big store or service which people "allow" to use their member preferences to post ads on peoples home pages.

Example, I see one member with an attachment that is sponsored by Chili's offering the member to "buy" an appetizer and send it to a Facebook friend.

That is just one of a trillion examples. I'm sure Facebook gets a good chunk of that times the millions of posts a minute sure must add up.

FYI - Here at Beemaster Forums, any funds are through donations by members to help defer costs of hosting services, domain fees, back-up servers, Ventrilo Voice/text Chat and anything else required. No one is paid, our admins and staff are totally volunteer - I cannot imagine the man-hours Robo gives us alone and what a fair man-hour fee would be to keep us up and running. And NO money has ever been taken in exchange for advertising on this site, nor will there ever.

Worse case scenario I would cover all costs out of pocket, but that has not been necessary since the third year of the forum - our members are very kind to help keep us going and I am very grateful to them.

So next time you look around the forum, notice, no Google Ads or any ads of any kind - and then thank those who have so kindly supported us all for so many years. :)
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Re: FACEBOOK UPDATE: 323 members and growing
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2011, 12:54:30 PM »
I am very grateful to all those that make a cybersite like this work.  I do however see the irony when, for exmple, the Cardiac Rehab Center has "Like us on Facebook" posters all around the place when it should have signs that read "get off your butt and get some excersize", (myself included).  I would seem contrary to their Mission Statement.

You have my thanks and best regards.

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Re: FACEBOOK UPDATE: 323 members and growing
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2011, 06:27:38 AM »
I like the openion of administrator but still people running behind of like us

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Re: FACEBOOK UPDATE: 323 members and growing
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2011, 08:28:11 AM »
Finally joined. Having trouble finding the member's page.


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Re: FACEBOOK UPDATE: 438 members and growing
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2011, 08:10:07 PM »
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Re: FACEBOOK UPDATE: 438 members and growing
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2011, 11:23:22 AM »
I must be doing something wrong, I just can't seem to locate the beemaster facebook page.


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Re: FACEBOOK UPDATE: 438 members and growing
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2011, 12:09:09 PM »
for whatever reason, that link didn't take you there.

  just type beemaster international beekeeping forum in the search bar on facebook.  once you have gone to the page and liked it, it will pop up for you easily.
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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Re: FACEBOOK UPDATE: 438 members and growing
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2011, 08:35:42 PM »
Found it!

I'm signed in under my given name Jeff Armstrong.


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