Facebook is more than just connecting with friends and family and sharing funny cat videos but it can also be used to help promote healthy topics. Now it does not have to be eat this or eat that nor does it need to be about working out and losing weight, it can actually be about how people should love their bodies for themselves and not look for others and their acceptance into society to be happy.
Facebook was not originally created to be a company. It was built to accomplish a social mission — to make the world more open and connected (Prosperos World, 2012). So therefore, by health companies getting involved is exactly what Facebook was created for, no one said it was only for the individual use and companies aren’t allowed to use it. Facebook allows a company to generate a virtual face for customers to talk to and receive information from.
Useful tips for Facebook user:
- Share only stories that you find interesting and funny but only share them once.
- Try to connect with as many people as possible.
- Never bad mouth a person or another company, because once it is on the web it never really goes away.
- Show support for the local community and the world community also.
- Stay active, try to post at least once a day but never more than 5.
- The post do not have to be words all the time, pictures can speak a thousand words.
More tips for using Facebook:
Example of a Health Company on Facebook
For my example I decided to use Conway Healthcare Chiropractic that is right up the street from Coastal Carolina University. As you can see from the photo they are proud to celebrate the Fourth of July and wished everyone a safe and fun day. Also they congratulated Coastal Carolina and their baseball team for winning the National Championship, which means they are active within the community and have pride in the community also. They also post funny videos and informal post and share post about current stories in the community and try to help everyone stay safe and out of the hospital because no one wants to spend the summer in a cast or in a bed.