Saturday, September 21, 2013

Are you a Facebook Solicitor?

When a person joins a contest these days it is usually connected to a number of social media sites. The most popular contest social media site right now is Facebook. Facebook now has turned into a “like” marketplace, and Facebook contestants often goes around asking for likes and comments for their photos online. One of the usual basis for winning these types of contests is by gaining a number of Facebook likes/votes from random Facebook user. However, not everyone can get a good rating when it comes to contests on Facebook, this may be because of the fact that their work is not that appealing, their photos are not that creative, their kids are not really charming and these are I think some of the reasons why they would need to ask a random Facebook friend for a like/vote.

Don’t get me wrong, it is acceptable to ask your family and close friends for help with regards to your Facebook endeavor but to ask a “not-so-close-civil” Facebook friend for a like/vote is a tad annoying. Especially if the only time you exert an effort to reach out to these people is when you are in need of a favor. If that’s your personality then you should at least make an online gesture that’s says you are acknowledging their Facebook presence, you can atleast post a birthday greeting on their wall before or after a favor.

In my hope to lessen the prevalence of this on Facebook I am listing here the Top 3 types of Facebook Solicitors

The Stage Mother
Expectations: They believe that they have a charming little daughter or son capable of winning an amateur children beauty contest.
Reality: If they are really charming they’ll be able to obtain Facebook likes/votes naturally.

The Wanna Be Artist
Expectations: These artists think that they have a legitimate work of art.
Reality: If their work is really artistic and beautiful then it will get recognition from fellow artists without solicitation from Facebook.

The Gamer
Expectations: They have this belief that a lot of people have the same taste as them when it comes to online games.
Reality: If people want to play the game you are playing then they’ll do it without your invitation. So, stop flooding the notification tab with your invitation.