I bumped into an interesting discussion about Rockville Central being set to become a Facebook-only outlet. The managers of this website, a local community site, decided to manage Rockville Central entirely from Facebook. This was to avoid a duplication of work and most people who visited the site were mostly on Facebook anyway. Sounds logical. The whole platform is there: the posts for the news facts, the image and other media gallery, the facilities to comment, like and continue this way. The downside obviously should be that you don’t really control the technical side of it all and as mentioned, the conditions. I’m not sure if you can really manage an earning model on Facebook as well – perhaps it’s just about publishing.
Would you ever consider running your (community) site from Facebook (or LinkedIn, as you can create a group there as well) only? I’m curious to hear your opinion!
- Why Would a News Site Move Entirely to Facebook? (socialtimes.com)
- Local News Site Goes Facebook-Only (observer.com)
- Does legal publishing have a future on Facebook? (kevin.lexblog.com)
- Facebook Launches New and Improved Comments Plugin For Content Sites (webpronews.com)
- News Outlet Abandoning Website For ‘Facebook-Only’ (huffingtonpost.com)
- The Future of Community (chrisbrogan.com)
- Facebook rolls out new comments plugin (lostremote.com)