Another way to use Facebook

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Friday night I attended a fundraiser for American Cancer Society in Mason City, Iowa.  I met a young man who told me the story of his friend who owned a Mexican restaurant.  He was having trouble hiring people to wait tables.  No luck with the local papers.  Finally, he posted the position on Facebook.  Within 5 days he had hired 4 wait staff.

Great story, right?  Except it was a third hand story.  Could I believe it?  It smacked of urban myth.

Today, I was having a conversation with my friend Erin.  She manages the building she lives in in Chicago.  Normally, she’d post open apartments on CraigsList.  Lately, she’s received only spam responses.  Frustrating!  I suggested she post it on Facebook.

She did.  Within two hours she had a response!  From a serious young man with good credit.  It looks like she has a renter.

The Power of Social Media – how has it affected your life?

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  1. Sara Broers on May 26, 2010 at 2:07 am

    Seems to be the trend~ it works!

  2. David Roggendorff on June 6, 2010 at 12:23 am

    How do I find the Want Ad Section of Facebook?

    • deb on June 6, 2010 at 11:00 am

      good question! I don’t know — anyone else out there know?