Social Media: Applications

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Social Media
: Applications



What is a Facebook

App?

You’ve heard about Apps, here’s what they are:


“Facebook applications are small programs developed specifically for Facebook
profiles.”


TechTerms.com


“Building an app on Facebook gives you the opport
unity to deeply integrate into the
core Facebook experience. Your app can integrate with many aspects of
Facebook.com, including the News Feed and Notifications. All of the core Facebook
Platform technologies, such as
Social Plugins
, the
Graph API

and
Platform Dialogs

are available to Apps on Facebook.com.”


Facebook Developers


Exa
mples of

Facebook App
s for Businesses and Nonprofits

Here’s a list of Apps that you might find useful for your page along with Facebook’s
description of each.


1)

Twitter App

-

Use the

Twitter for Facebook app to:

* find and follow your Facebook friends who tweet

* post your tweets to your Facebook profile or Facebook page

* encourage your Facebook friends to follow you on Twitter

2)

Selective Tweets App




This app allows to you to selectively post a status
update on your Facebook Page from Twitter simply by adding the hashtag
“#fb”.”

3)

YouTube

Video Box

App




This app is pretty straight forward. Search for
videos, add them to a custom tab and share them easily on with your
connections.”

4)

Contests App



“Contests for Fan Pages enables companies & agencies to
easily create & launch branded contests within minutes on Facebook Fan
Pages. The following contest f
ormats are available: photo contests, video
contests, design contests, logo contests, essay
-
based contests.”

5)

Marketplace

App




Facebook Marketplace lets you sell, give away, buy,
rent, ask, or search for anything you want. You can also support charities by
selling for a cause. Marketplace makes it easy to see what your friends have
posted and what is available in your are
a.


6)

Badges App



“Badges are the proven best way of growing a base of
passionate Fans. Do you have a non
-
profit, polical campaign, sports team,
loved prod
uct? Use a Facebook Badge app to let your Fans evangelize your
cause.”

7)

Facebook Notes App




Allows you to create formatted text wi
th images,
links to a post or add an RSS feed from your blog. Set it and forget it!


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8)

Blog RSS Feed Reader App




This a bit more rob
ust than the notes app. You
can add an image for your feed, add multiple feeds and even send out alerts
to friends of new updates.


9)

F
lash Player App




This app allows you to upload Flash videos or games to
your Page, which can create a highly customized experience for your fans.


10)


Static FBML App



“Add advanced functionality to your Page using the
Facebook Static FBML application. This application will add a box to your
Page in which you can render HTML or FBML (Facebook Markup Language)
for enhanced Page customi
zation.”

11)


Extended Info App




This app works much like the Static FBML application
but is slightly easier to use. You can add lists, images, videos and other pre
-
formatted sections to a custom ta
b.


12)


FundRazr App




This app makes it easy for your supporters to fundraise
for your cause. You can sell tickets to events, communicate to members and
event track results with an anal
ytics feature.


13)


Poll Daddy Polls App




An easy way to increase engagement and
understand your fanbase is with simple polls (yes / no, three choices). This
app also has a
sharing element to it: As soon as a user votes, they are given a
choice to share their vote with their friends.


14)


Causes App



“Causes empowers anyone with a good idea or passion for
change to impact th
e world. Using our platform, individuals mobilize their
network of friends to grow lasting social and political movements
…Whether
you are an activist who wants to stop genocide or a nonprofit that promotes
literacy, Causes can be your platform. It is a too
l to help people go from
caring about issues to doing something to make change.”

15)


Quiz Monster



“Create your own facebook
quiz application. Quiz Monster
makes it simple, easy and fun!”

16)


iframe + Static FBML + Welcome Tab = iwipa App



“Integrate your site
with your fan page by placing a welcome tab and set it as the landing

page. A
website builder with support for Html, wysiwyg, iframe, javascript, flash and
other languages.”

17)


Easypromos App



“Easypromos is an application to add promotions to
your Facebook page. Manage and
customize your own promotions. Create
exclusive promos for your fans and launch competitions for your users and
let them vote for the winners.”

18)


MailChimp App



“The Ma
ilChimp app helps you add a mailing list signup
form to a tab on your Profile or Fan Pages. It will also allow you to auto
-
post
campaigns to either Wall when they are sent.”

19)


Video Premier




Embed a Your Tube video into your page with powerful
"like to view" and social commenting features.



*Sources:

1)

http://www.johnhaydon.com/2010/10/facebook
-
page
-
applications
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nonprofitonprofit/

2)

https://www.facebook.com/apps/directory.php


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How do I find applications?


You can find ap
plications using the
Application Directory

(on Facebook)
.

There,
you will find applications that are recommended by Facebook in addition to
applications that your friends are currently using.




Fa
cebook Help Center


What happens when you choose an App?

1)

After you’ve found an App that you like by searching through the Application
Directory, you can click on the name of the App to be transferred to the
Facebook information page about the App


complet
e with App descriptions,
Reviews of the App, and a “Go To App” button at the top of the page.

2)

Click on the “Go To App” button to be transferred to the App installation
page.

3)

Follow the instructions given to install the App to your Facebook page.

4)

The App
will then appear on your Facebook page, allowing for enhanced
page customization, increased fan engagement etc. (depending on which App
you choose to install).
























Handout
Prepar
ed by:


Stephanie Neville
,
Future Is Now Foundation


As a
supplement to April 14, 2011 Animal Awakenings Webinar presentation