Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Facebook your Boat!

Just skimming through the always excellent Practical Boat Owner magazine and i've spotted an article titled Facebook your boat. It's about Jelly who lives aboard a Colvic Victor 34, you can see their Facebook page by clicking here.

So has anyone else out there got a Facebook page for their boat? If thats a yes, then get on over to our Force 4 Chandlery Facebook page and put the link to it on our wall, it would be great to see what you're all up to.

Plus if you'd like to create a Facebook page for your boat it's really easy, just follow these steps (Thanks to PBO for these):
  1. To create a page for your boat you do first need a personal profile. Don't worry, it won't be publicly linked to your boat's page. If you don't already have a profile, go to www.facebook.com and fill in the short form to easily create one for free.
  2. Once you are signed up and logged in to Facebook, type 'Create Facebook Page' in the search bar at the top of the website. Click on the 'Create new Facebook page' link that appears.
  3. You are presented with a selection of categories to assign to your new page. Facebook doesn't have an option for boats so you can choose 'entertainment'. Whichever you use won't really matter and can be changed later. So choose a category, enter the name of your page, check (tick) the box, and click the button.
  4. All done! Very easy. Now check out the article in PBO for suggestions on what to add to your page.
  5. To switch between using your personal profile and the boat's page, click on 'Account' in the top right corner and choose 'Use Facebook as...'
Best of luck, and remember when you've done it, come and show it off on the Force 4 Facebook page.

Happy Sailing Captain Loz

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