You can learn to use your smart phone or computer with a Computer Coach
Who isn’t on Facebook these days? To be perfectly honest Zoe at Computer Coach Australia has taken the Facebook app off her phone. Now, she has more free time – surprise surprise. Hop on a train or bus and everyone is glued to their screen. What an amazing invention the smart phone is, its all there in a small hand held device!
Learning to use technology is not intuitive for everyone
For some of us working out how to use technology is not intuitive. This is Zoe at Computer Coach Australia a qualified and experienced computer coach can help you. With your own computer coach you will save time and frustration. You will learn where to look on the screen, how to understand the question and where to find the answers. We will help you to fill in any learning gaps and provide one-on-one, face to face training in your office or home. We meet a lot of people who say the help they get here and there, leaves them feeling even less competent. Our response is, teaching is a skill that takes many years to perfect after University training. It is not impossible to become adept at using technology. It is just a new way of thinking and this can be rejuvenating. At Computer Coach Australia we are experienced and patient, we recognise your preferred learning style and provide ongoing support.
Learning to use a smart phone with Computer Coach Australia
Those of us with a smart phone are constantly busy texting, emailing, looking at peoples lives on social media sites or snapping awesome shots on our camera. These are just a few things a smart phone can do. The device soon becomes irresistible not to touch and look at. The phone might be the last thing you do at night and first thing you do in the morning. We can speak to people across the world for free and if they have the same device even see their faces. The smart phone provides convenience to catch up on emails and text messages, but are we missing out on every day interactions? Some kids are on the iPad before their first birthday. Comedians are having lots of fun with the topic of internet addiction. For some laughs check out Gillian Cosgriff on youtube. Below is an article for Facebook users to share with you.
Facebook for business
Facebook has changed the way they do things and some small businesses are feeling confused. An article below discusses the difference between a Facebook page and a Facebook group. Both have benefits and pitfalls depending on your needs. They are both totally different things. So, this leaves some at a complete standstill in terms of which to select. To know which option best suits your needs, let’s examine the difference in a page and a group and subsequently look at the pros and cons of each. Read the following article from the Social Skinny to find out more.
The Differences Between a Page and a Group
A Facebook Page
Designed to act more like a personal profile for businesses, public figures, and organizations, a Facebook page is basically a place to create an authentic representation of what you’re about. It’s very similar to a basic profile in structure and function, but the intent is for the actual page to become the entity rather than the person behind a profile. For instance, your brand is what’s known by its page – e.g. the Coca-Cola brand and its page and promotions and fans, not the CEO of the company and its followers.
Connecting with a page allows a user to closely follow the brand. Pages are also verified for authenticity and can help a brand develop a deeper level of trust.
A Facebook Group
Pages act as profiles for entities, while groups act more like places for like-minded communication. People who share common interests and want to express their opinions in a safe forum will either join or become part of a group for these purposes. Charities, organizations, people with the same objectives, etc, all find groups very useful.
Think about the differences in respect to the previous Presidential Election. Barack Obama would have had a Facebook page, whereas people organizing for his campaign would have belonged to a Facebook group – a conglomeration of members. Both send updates to News Feeds and can be used by businesses, but they’re quite different.
Of course, it’s not either-or here. You can always create a page and create and/or belong to a group. Your options aren’t limited in this respect. Just know that they’re different; so if you want to go the group route, that’s not a page, and vice versa.
The Pros and Cons of Pages and Groups
Facebook page pros:
- Pages are much easier to update and stand as better options for brands who frequently add new material
- A brand page looks more like a personal profile, so you can play to the social context of the site better and engage at higher levels
- Pages have customizable URLs and you can better promote the page to fans directly
- Pages give you more options for posting photos, events, various links, etc
- Page owners can distinguish their content from other content to make it stand out
- Pages allow you to create a banner and personalize the page more to your purpose
Facebook page cons:
- Pages are harder to grow organically and usually require a Facebook marketing tool and spending to give it a boost
- It typically takes a lot longer to promote a page, even though it’s easier to promote per options and function
- Conversations are more difficult to manage, especially between fans
- Everything’s more out in the open with a page, so you have to monitor things more closely
Facebook group pros:
- In Facebook groups you can easily communicate with all members via chat, email, wall posts, messages, and even create a shared Doc
- A business is allowed to promote an event through Groups in general, whereas a page doesn’t allow that option
- Facebook groups tend to display a higher degree of personality and even personalization, since they’re often created to be personal presences rather than brand presences
- Making common connections is much easier through a group setting, particularly for businesses searching for contacts
Facebook group cons:
- Unlike pages, groups don’t allow you to add on any additional applications for promotions or aesthetics
- For business purposes, it’s harder to keep track of what you’re doing in a group, because Facebook Insightsis not available in this format
- The lack of a vanity URL makes it hard to fully customize and personalize a group
- In a group you’re always going to be playing to a much narrower audience
- Groups are very difficult for other people to find unless they’re already part of a group or have a friend who joins
Deciding on a Facebook group or a page is probably going to boil down to what you’re trying to accomplish. If you’re part of an organizing committee or need to rely on other people and entities for business, a group might be more up your alley. Whereas brands looking to do business would be better served with a page to handle their presence.
Author’s Bio: Craig Robinson is a professional writer for Qwaya, a technology company specializing in Facebook marketing.
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