Just a quick repeat of something I’ve said before but needs repeating.
On Facebook, please don’t create a work account to run side-by-side with your real one.
That could be an account named after you, your team or an entirely fictitious individual.
People have done in the past to get round the idea that they don’t want to link their admin of a Facebook page with their own account.
I absolutely get that.
But the thing is, its often based upon misunderstanding and risks ending in tears.
Facebook’s terms of service allow you one profile. That’s your own.
- Use the same name that you use in everyday life.
- Provide accurate information about yourself.
- Create only one account (your own) and use your timeline for personal purposes.
- Not share your password, give access to your Facebook account to others or transfer your account to anyone else (without our permission).
All others are classed as ‘fake’ and risk being removed without warning. If that happens you will lose access to your Facebook page. If all of your page admins are fake you risk losing your page access entirely.
I’ve blogged about this before, but two things make me repeat it. Firstly, I keep coming across this practice in training. It makes me intensely nervous for those that do it.
Secondly, that Facebook’s mood music is to eliminate these fake profiles. They have algorithms that can detect them. It’s the lowest of low hanging fruit in the war on fake news. A million fake accounts are being blocked every day, Facebook have revealed. Don’t let you be part of the statistics.
That would be an awkward conversation with your bosses’ boss.