Facebook for business... really?

I have gotten a lot out of Facebook over the past year... I have reconnected with my second grade crush who, after accepting the loving gift of a cool, yellow pencil box, decided to move to a different town, never to be heard from again, well, until I joined Facebook... I reconnected with friends from childhood, high school and college who I had lost touch with for one reason or another... I have been able to stay up to date on what's going on in the lives of various friends and family...  Facebook has given me an easy way to make weekend plans, invite people to various events as well as get invited to events... I've even gotten a date or two thanks to my devastatingly good looks in my carefully selected profile pictures... but alas, a Facebook first for me...  I am actually using it for business!!! Yes business...

Just the other day, I found out my colleague is traveling to LA for a prospect meeting and was asked if I knew any companies that they could meet with while out in the "City of the Pretty". I vaguely remembered that one of my friends, who happens to be in my Entourage, had an Ad Agency as her place of employment in her Facebook profile... Sure enough, after a few back and forth emails, we realized that her company might just be a good fit for a partner opportunity and a meeting was set for next week.

Then the unthinkable happened... not one day later, I got a friend request from an old buddy from the Cape.  We had worked together years ago at fish market, selling the freshest fish to the masses (my love for sales AND lobster really blossomed that summer).  Anyways, after accepting his friend request, he shot me an email saying that he checked out the Awareness website after seeing it in my profile and thought it would make sense to meet up to discuss partnership opportunities as he too is working at an agency where there is a lot of interest in social media...

Seems as though the stars are aligning and I'm liking it!

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Facebook for business... really?

I have gotten a lot out of Facebook over the past year... I have reconnected with my second grade crush who, after accepting the loving gift of a cool...
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