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Sean Adams
03-15-2009, 09:57 PM
I am curious - how many of the members here at LawnSite use different technologies like myspace.com, facebook.com, twitter.com, etc....

Do you use any of these things for personal use? More importantly, which is what I am really wondering is, do you use these things for your business?

More and more people are so let's hear it - do you?

DLAWNS
03-16-2009, 08:59 AM
I don't use any of these for personal or business. Lawnsite is my only networking site that I go on. I feel like a big time computer guy, because I know how to use Lawnsite.:laugh:

gardiner
03-16-2009, 09:31 AM
personal use yes. business no i use myspace and have some pictures of equipment and small blog on the business but not to attract customers.( family and friends only )

whoopassonthebluegrass
03-16-2009, 10:04 AM
Spend a lot of time on facebook, keeping tabs with family and friends strewn across the globe...

Never use it biz, though. The web is where I ESCAPE work...

White Gardens
03-16-2009, 10:13 AM
I don't use either service.

Come on now Sean, Myspace and Facebook are so two years ago. Didn't you hear, all the old people ruined it. :laugh:

TheCanadianLawnRanger
03-16-2009, 09:37 PM
I dont use either...Lawnsite is where i go to relax

ExtExc
03-16-2009, 11:00 PM
I don't use either service.

Come on now Sean, Myspace and Facebook are so two years ago. Didn't you hear, all the old people ruined it. :laugh:

bingo. /

Mowbizz
03-19-2009, 11:37 AM
bingo. /

THANK GOD FOR OLD PEOPLE!!:drinkup::drinkup::drinkup:

Those sites (IMHO) are chock full of trollers, pedophiles, scammers and viruses...NO THANKS!

My GF's daughter screws up any computer she uses by using these sites (fact)...what's this world coming to when you need crap like this to get through your days...(i know, I know, old attitude... my parents hated The Beatles when they appeared too...lol)

tiggazee
03-29-2009, 02:45 PM
22 years old here. My brother taught me how to build a computer when I was about 13. I use facebook all the time for personal use. Never for business. It doesn't sound like a bad idea though. I once read a top 10 checklist on things to do when starting a business. The last one said "Call everyone you know and tell them you are in business."

KGR landscapeing
03-29-2009, 07:35 PM
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Solon-OH/KGR-landscaping/22844293264 This should answer the question i dont update it as much as i should

corey4671
04-23-2009, 11:03 PM
I just created a page for my business on facebook. added pictures of my work and then invited all my friends to become a fan. the idea is that THEIR friends will see that they are a fan of my business and look at my page and HOPEFULLY lead to more calls. that's the THEORY anyway.

THC
04-23-2009, 11:12 PM
I am curious - how many of the members here at LawnSite use different technologies like myspace.com, facebook.com, twitter.com, etc....

Do you use any of these things for personal use? More importantly, which is what I am really wondering is, do you use these things for your business?

More and more people are so let's hear it - do you?

Twitter is HUGE now.. just a year ago the top two guys on it were Kevin Rose and Leo Laporte. They had about 40,000 followers. In fact they were the only ones talking about it, the netcast geek guys. They were big fish in a small pond but then it went viral not sure who, maybe Obama' but somebody made it a mainstream fetish. Now Aston Kutcher (whatever his name is) and Larry King or CNN are the big fish. With over a million followers.

Myself, if it wasn't for the fact that I have watched some of those Diggnation podcasts I would never have heard of it. Not interested in it at all or any of those facebook things either. My sister wants me to get a facebook account so she can play scrabble with me but then I seen how they play scrabble. It's kind of like talking to someone on this forum... it could take days before the other person takes a turn. Plus you can cheat.

Plus I don't want to get tracked down by the facebook killer ><

4.3mudder
04-23-2009, 11:14 PM
I get on myspace for personal, that's about it. Opened up a facebook account long time ago and have not gotten onto it.

Lawnsite.com is man's best friend. lol

Looking Good Lawn Service
04-24-2009, 12:12 AM
I use and have been using myspace and facebook since I was a freshman in college 7 yrs ago, maybe before then, its fun, but just for personal for now.

TwinCityLawnCare
11-29-2011, 09:48 AM
We have begun to use facebook, and have found it useful for several things. I post snow totals and weather updates around the Twin Cities area during snowfalls so that customers and subcontractors can track what what to expect from a given storm. We have also used facebook to create an online profile available to our customers and potential customers to view the quality and extent of work that we are capable of.

phillie
12-02-2011, 07:45 PM
Even though this thread is 2 yrs old I think its pretty interesting to see the responses. I have a facebook page that I put weekly updates on that are basically tips for the current environment calls for. My page has 71 friends and thats a little more than half my customers. The customers that are friends have beautiful lawns or at least know why its starting to brown out. I dont use twitter or myspace.

corey4671
12-03-2011, 12:29 AM
I just signed up for a new service where people can text my business name, theyardboy to the number 90210. they are then sent a link to my website that they can access directly from their web enabled phone as well as what is known as a mobile business card which has direct links to my website and my facebook page for my business!

Ducke
12-06-2011, 08:26 PM
I Spend a lot of time on facebook, keeping in touch with family and friends around the globe...
I also have a Business page, were I keep customers up to date on whats happening locally events weather seasonal treatments etc.
I also have a Twitter account that I use everyday when I'm busy just keeping clients up to date of what going on with the service.

horseman201
12-24-2011, 12:20 PM
I started a facebook page for the business about a month ago. Picked up 4 new landscape jobs for when the weather dries up a little around here. I just emailed my friends on my personal account and told them about the business facebook. I would like to know more ways people are using social networks on getting business so keep the ideas coming.