Docs.com for Facebook Pages
Docs.com for Facebook Pages PAT KINSEL | July 7, 2010
I’m very excited to announce that
http://docs.com/1JIQDocs.com now supports Facebook Pages…
Since releasing Docs.com back in April, we’ve paid very close attention to your feedback, which has helped us immensely in identifying and implementing many improvements to the experience and the overall reliability of the service.
We also have paid close attention and responded to your ideas and suggestions. The ability to post a document as the admin of a Facebook page has been one of the most requested features.
So I’m thrilled to announce that as of today, if you are an administrator of a Facebook page you can now:
Author a document as your Facebook Page
Post a document to your Facebook Page
Add the Docs profile tab to your Facebook Page
Share and co-manage all docs created by other page administrators
Discover docs authored by the Facebook Pages you like
We believe that support for Facebook Pages opens the door to countless new collaboration, publishing, and Page administration capabilities. Support for Facebook Pages advances the social document lifecycle. For example, you may now create a document as yourself, invite a few friends to edit, change the author to be a Facebook page and share the ownership rights with other page administrators, and then publish the document to your page’s Facebook fans - where they can then comment, like, and share.
We’ve focused on making this a seamless experience. In doing so, here’s what we set out to accomplish:
Create a natural experience that reveals Facebook Page functionality when appropriate
If you do not administer a Facebook page, this new functionality does not alter your experience in any way. However, if you are a page administrator, you’ll find that support for FB pages appears intuitively. Within ‘My Docs’ you will now see docs owned by your pages. When creating and uploading docs, you can now change the owner to any of your Facebook pages. And, when sharing a document to a Facebook Page’s fans, you will be prompted for the necessary permissions.
If any of the Facebook Pages that you Like have shared a document, you can now discover these docs within the ‘Friends Docs’ view.
Seamless evolution of the social document lifecycle
In your workflow, when you are ready to co-manage a document with other page administrators or post a document to your Facebook page, simply change the author… You can do this at any point in your work flow. For example: when uploading a document, immediately after creating a document, after working on a document independently, etc.
Seamless Facebook integration
Facebook Page support at Docs.com ‘just works’ and requires minimal setup. You don’t need to add the application or change settings.
Modeled after Facebook’s Pages application – a shared ownership model
Docs.com’s functionality is modeled after Facebook’s Pages application - for any page, all administrators are equals and can modify content. We’ve modeled Docs.com page support accordingly. By changing a document author to be a Facebook Page, you are handing ownership over to the Page and all administrators gain equal rights to edit and share. In addition to providing an easy way to publish docs to your Page’s fans, this creates a shared folder for all page administrators to easily collect and collaborate on documents.
We’re excited to see how you use Docs.com with your Facebook page. As always, we are eager to hear your thoughts and suggestions and look forward to updating this new functionality in the coming weeks as we learn from you.
To learn how Docs.com for Facebook Pages works, visit
http://docs.com/1JIQhttp://docs.com/1JIQ If you have any comments, please provide them at