I’m not sure how I missed the memo on Facebook Places Pages (that’s a mouthful) new functionality feature but I have to say I am not a fan. Today I was perusing some of my favorite places pages and when I selected the Info link a strange thing appeared:
Users can now add details about places pages right in the information section!
I tried out the system and saved my changes (which I later deleted when I couldn’t determine where they appeared on the page).
I will continue to update this post when I find out more relevant information.
I do not think allowing users to change relevant information on a Places Page in Facebook is a “good” idea. This leaves businesses open to a wide range of potential spam and misinformation. While Facebook reported that 3 of my friends added details to places it did not tell me what places they edited. I am going to investigate this further by having some associates use this feature so we can diagnose the outcome of their changes.
What are your thoughts?