A new restaurant opened in my old hometown and my mom has started using their take out service. They don’t have a Web site. They only have a Facebook Page. They post the current days special on that page.
Google doesn’t find the Restaurant’s Facebook Page. Mom created a Facebook page. Now I’m trying to help her.
I signed into Facebook and searched. I have the Restaurant’s Facebook Page up.
Is there some way to save it to her Facebook home? So it’s listed when she logs into Facebook? I did click “Follow”. So she’ll get any updates from the Restaurant.
Ideally, she logs into Facebook. Clicks something and sees the Restaurant’s Facebook Page and menu for the day. She shouldn’t have to search for it every time.
I could just email her a link to the page and she could save it as a Favorite in Firefox. But, she’d still have to log in to Facebook to see the page.
What works better?
I have no plans to jump into the Facebook world. All we care about is seeing the menu of the day on this restaurant.
We aren’t making any friends or posting on anybody’s wall.
You’ve pretty much covered the two options Like/follow their page or bookmark it. You mention that she shouldn’t have to search for it, but now that she ‘likes’ it, when she types their name in the search bar (within facebook), it’ll come up much faster. It’ll probably be the first thing that shows up after she types the first few letters.
The second option is to bookmark their page. Some pages will require you to sign in, some pages won’t, it’s up to the page owner. You can test it easily enough by setting it up for her and logging out or pulling up a private window and seeing what happens.
Unfortunately if you’re playing in facebook’s world, you have to play by their rules and if they want you logged in, there’s really no workaround. However, if she’s using her own computer (or phone) at her own house, there’s no reason to sign out each time, just leave it logged in and if she’s just using facebook for checking for updates, it’s really all she’s going to see without a lot of other stuff cluttering up the feed. But give your mom some credit, you might find that within a few weeks or months, she’s liked a bunch of other local places or made some FB friends.
Also, depending on her OS, installing AdBlock+ and FBPurity will go a long way in cleaning up the SNR ratio.
Though they may no longer be using the data for marketing purposes in the same way, Facebook can still track some of your web browsing using web bugs in the form of “Like” and “Share” buttons that it encourages third-party webmasters to use. Facebook can do this whether or not you are logged in, and whether or not you have a Facebook account, but the data they gather is more personal and specific if you do have and are logged into a Facebook account. The best way of mitigating this is to use a web browser (or a web browser add-on) that blocks third-party cookies and known web bugs. For example, many web browsers can be configured to reject cookies from domains that come from sites other than the one you’re currently visiting. Also, there are ad blocker blocklists, such as Fanboy Social List, that will block all known web bugs from social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. If you use these, you will still be able to use Facebook, but Facebook won’t be able to monitor your activity on other websites.