Yet Another Facebook Story: Friends of AdPulp

I was slow to take to Facebook. In fact, I kind of hated it. I even took down my account for about six months last year. But I eventually came back (FB knew I would) and now I’m getting into the swing of things.
I came back for the simple reason that lots of real world friends are on it, and it’s easier to connect with these friends inside FB than it is to email them or look for their number.
Now I’m immersing in some of the site’s functionality. On Tuesday, I was impressed with CNN’s Facebook integration and use of Updates to provide a salon like setting for me and my friends to communally gather around the inauguration of President Obama.
Then last night, I took the additional step of setting up a Group on Facebook. The Group is called Friends of AdPulp, and we’d love to have you as a member (forget about what Mark Twain said).
For the 33 righteous individuals who have already signed on, we salute you!
It occurs to me that this Group can collectively “scrapbook” the day’s ad news, thanks to the forums, links, photos, and video functions available. I’ve been doing some of this already at Tumblr and YouTube, but now I see the opportunity to roll that activity into “Friends of AdPulp.”
An even larger opportunity exists in motivating our friends to contribute content. We’ll gladly chop the wood all day long, but we’re going to need to look to our friends to provide some entertainment around the digital campfire.



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.