Will the real French Connection please stand up …

There’s a lot of talk about Facebook’s ever-changing privacy settings, and its new ‘Community Pages’. Not many people realise yet, but if you type a phrase or word into your Facebook status, it may be drawn into the wall of a new Community Page.

I thought I’d let these Facebook page examples tell the story (read the page description, then the actual posts that get published there):

Cooper’s Beer. A well established South Australian company, already with its own branded Facebook page that has more than 3,000 ‘fans’. I’m sure fans and the company itself might be confused by Facebook’s new Coopers page  , especially the dear mothers who posted remarks about their small sons (called Cooper), only to find these are now appearing on the brewery page.

French Connection.  Supposedly a scheme through which heroin was smuggled from Turkey to France and then to the United States, culminating in the late 1960s and early 1970s .. but now populated with remarks about people’s fashionable trousers.

Stallion was apparently an American pop group with one hit in 1977. But looking at the Stallion page, you can imagine the types of comments being drawn in from some unsuspecting Facebook users.

And, from the dozens of Community Page returned for a search on ‘Levis’, which one are you going to join? How about this one  or this one?

Community Pages, as they stand now, are a mishmash of results that aren’t benefitting anyone.

Have you come across any of interest?

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