Location based Socializing, just Accept It!
Ok so we’ve finally embraced social media in the auto industry, well at least a good portion. Now of course you realize that social networks just like your internet marketing strategies are constantly needing fine tuning because of the forever changing trends. If you’ve read previous postings ago that location based socializing such as “foursquare” is the new craze for socialites. Well, no surprise that Facebook has adopted this trend. So think again of some creative ways to use this to your dealerships advantage!
How to Use Places
How to use Facebook Places:
First of all, you or a Facebook friend in your group will need a smartphone. If you don’t have an iPhone, you’ll have to use the Facebook touch mobile site on a browser that supports both HTML 5 and geolocation.
The company does plan to roll out Android() and BlackBerry versions of Places, but they haven’t released any specific dates for those releases yet.
To use Places, go to the Places tab on the iPhone application or touch.facebook.com. You’ll first be asked if Facebook is allowed to know your location. Once you click “allow,” you’ll enter the Places interface. From there, you can share your location with friends, find out where your friends are (if they’re using Places), and discover new places near you.