Saturday, 7 January 2012

HELP - Facebook is it a Forum or Simply Social


Earlier today I asked for your opinion on my Facebook page of the current controversy surrounding faulty implants. To be honest I expected to be deluged by responses but to my surprise not a dickie bird. I did ask for comments via twitter and three tweeps responded. One like me thought the private sector should be held responsible for their own work and the other two thought the NHS should help regardless. Whether either of these stances is yours doesn't matter what matters to me is that you connect. I'm at a loss? Why is it that something current and involving women gets zilch response? Is it apathy or is it Facebook? Please believe me I am not haranguing you I would simply like to know. Why do I want to know? It's because I do want to promote my page as a place where we come together and share points of view. Not necessarily world shattering events it could be just what's preoccupying you in the moment. Tell me am I flogging a dead horse or is there some way to make it happen?

10 comments:

  1. Facebook is dead horse as far as I can see. Too little reach.(saw this on twitter) XXX

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  2. Was late on today - not seen other post yet, don't go on FB much - not really au fait with it! x

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  3. Pat I love that you participate, connect and or comment on most things - you are brilliant x

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  4. Thanks for your feedback Anne I really appreciate it x

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  5. Hello! I admit that if I click on one of your links and it takes me to Facebook, I lose interest. I use Facebook to keep in touch with my friends In a light-hearted way.

    As for your question re implants. I'm horrified by the story, but because I'm so far from understanding why women do it (excluding after mastectomy), it doesn't wind me up enough to comment. I do however believe that the NHS should pay for removal, but the private sector must be made to accept responsibility.

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  6. thanks Kathryn for your comments. I am a little disappointed because I wanted to create a discussion group. Perhaps I need to rethink. I yotaly agrr

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  7. Barb I believe FB is social - I only use to put up photos for nosey people (which most of us are at some point oranother) for Emma and I.  I occasionally comment on a  person's status and might say hello to a friend I don't see regularly - that's all.  I think too FB is getting past it's sell  by date too - even Emma - a teenager reckons it is very dull and the adverts personally drive me bonkers!

    I feel you might be better driving traffic to your website and generating forums there for discussion. Twitter is a much better arena for promoting most things quickly - as you know.  Just my own views, I am not a media specialist but what works is separating something serious from light hearted.  All that said, your blog is brilliant and I think you should expand on that now too! Just my own thoughts!

    With love, Nicky x

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  8. Thank you Nicky you've certainly given me something to think about. Thank you also for your kind words of support. It means a lot x

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  9. Regarding Facebook, I have found that it is only useful to me socially - for keeping contact with my nephews etc as they don't even have ordinary phones these days.  Also, I find reactions to Facebook incredibly slow - usually preceded by 'oh, sorry, I don't check my Facebook page very often.  Toooo slow for me...

    Now, regarding the implants fiasco, how about these scenarios?

    A British ex-pat friend here in France had implants before she arrived - for cosmetic reasons.  Does she a) go back to UK to have them removed, b) have to have them sorted here in France but have to pay for it as she had the job done privately in UK c) can have them sorted here anyway as she gets social security and therefore free healthcare d) morally get them done here as it is a French company which is at fault.

    Actually, all is OK anyway, as on Friday, the UK clinic responded to say that they did not use the French implants at that time and so she is fine. But, a few sleepless nights for my friend.

    Another British ex-pat friend had an implant in UK due to cancer treatment.  About 4 years ago, the implant leaked causing pain and was removed under French health service - my friend does have health insurance which paid up. The doctor said 'oh, this happens all the time...  She has since had cosmetic surgery to re-shape etc but only using lipo technique, ie moving fat around. and not another implant.  She is elderly and although she doesn't have a perfect bosom shape, she is happy.

    A complete nightmare for concerned women - I am surprised you have had little response, but I wouldn't put it down to your  interest,  just to Facebook.

    Carol

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  10. Thanks Carol for your comments which are really useful. As you say a nightmare scenario. I do hope you're right and it's Facebook I am really loath to think it's apathy!

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