joined:Dec 26, 2000
I learned about Facebook Community Pages
[webmasterworld.com] yesterday, a new kind of community-generated Wiki, when I came across an "unoffical" page covering the organization I work for. This page had no content other than a list of "fans" who "liked" the page. I asked about this page among the people I know listed as liking it, but no one had a clue about it and had no idea how they got listed on it-- several said for sure they didn't click a "like" button to get listed on the page. Instead, it looks like Facebook may have auto-generated this Wiki page and automatically added fans to it, perhaps based on the "employer" field of the people who were added to the page.
This morning I noticed a friend's new "like" showing up for a community page that, looking into it, appears to pull global posts fed from the Facebook community based on a keyphrase match-- a new post just got added now I see -- to populate the page. Did he really click "like" on this page? It looks like any scraper would, of Facebook posts - [facebook.com
According to Google's index, there are now 9 million pages containing the boilerplate Facebook Community Page words, so it appears to be growing fast. I swear that hundreds of millions showed in the index yesterday, but perhaps most of them got dumped as duplicates already for having no content, yet.
Any other observations of Facebook Community pages? What will they think of next?