OK, so yesterday I come back from my first true vacation in 9 years (Yay me!). My supervisor wants me to check out Roanoke County Governments web page for their Parks and Recreation. I’m thinking to myself “O boy, yet another thing that he wants to try and do”. So, I finish up my coffee and check out the email he sent me with the link. Here it is for you to look at:
www.RoanokeCountyParks.com. I have to admit, my boss is very creative and prompts me just the right way. Smart bosses FTW!
So I click on the link and check it out. There in the middle of their page is a list of Icons to many different versions of their information. This is getting interesting. Then I look further and see that they are using Google’s Feedburner to post this info to all the vaious places. Now I’m LIKING it!
So, I talk to the man who made it happen for Roanoke, Scott Ramsburg, who, I must say, was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. The problem I had was that I really didn’t write down notes very well. I do that sometimes.
So I go to create a Facebook page for a Business. Immediately I am confused as to how to do this correctly. Facebook does NOT have very good walkthroughs for creating a Facebook identity if you are a Business. It took me awhile to figure this out. I’m not a big Facebook user, so I’m sure other people have a better grasp on this stuff than I do.
So I finally get a page created. I don’t really know the URL because it seems to change. The current URL I have is: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Manassas-VA/Prince-William-County-Park-Authority/109862474074
It’s not what I was hoping for. I was hoping for more on the lines of: http://www.facebook.com/Prince-William-County-Park-Authority, or a way to create an Alias, so that I could use: http://www.facebook.com/PWCParks
OK, now I am confused. How do I place a feed into here? Scott told me how, but I’m too proud to call the gentleman back up to ask again. So I’m looking all over, then realize that what I need is a mashup of my various feeds from Feedburner. I have no idea how to do a Mashup of my various feeds into one, so I’m kinda stuck there now. If I figure this piece out, then I’ll go into how do I port that data into Facebook.
Sigggghhh…it’s never an easy thing. It’s gonna be wicked cool if I can get this to work though!
Until next time.