Friday, March 21, 2014

The thing about Facebook...

Did you know we have a Facebook page? We use Facebook to keep our volunteers up-to-date on local events in the refugee resettlement community, to share news, and to offer insights into all things refugee related.

We post updates to our Facebook page several times a week. Even if you follow us there, you might be surprised to know how often we post. You may be thinking, "But I only see posts every few weeks." That's right--it's not you and it's not us and there's nothing wrong with your Facebook newsfeed.

No matter how often we post, Facebook only allows a fraction of those posts to go into the social flow. Most of our posts go out to fewer than ten percent of our followers. Of course, for $30 per post, we could reach a much wider audience, but that's definitely not in our budget. You see, whereas your personal posts go out to all of your friends, posts made on "pages," like those maintained by businesses and nonprofits, only go to all followers if the organizations pay for that distribution. Facebook is only sort-of free in this case.

Why are we telling you this? Because we'd like you understand that the news we post is there for you to see, but you have to go and look for it. It's really easy to do that. Every few days, either search for our name in the search bar at the top of the Facebook page or click on our name on any post you did get to see. Follow that to our Facebook page, and you'll see everything we've posted, in chronological order. You just need to make it a habit to check our page on a regular basis.

Thanks for including us in your social media activities. If you aren't following us yet, just follow this link to visit our page: Colorado Refugee ESL Volunteers. You don't even need to have a Facebook account to view our page; it's public!

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