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The Great Facebook Debate

There has been a great debate taking place over the past couple of months. Facebook has been discussed by just about everyone with a blog and many of the mainstream publications.

The Great Facebook Debate

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If you haven’t heard of Facebook then you probably live under a rock in the middle of the desert, and you definitely don’t have WIFI. Chances are, however, that you have heard of it. Moreover you’re likely to have an opinion on this powerful application driving through our cyber waves.

Whether you are an active Facebooker, a frustrated employer watching your employees’ time trickle away, or a brand keen to infiltrate a new market, you are likely to have something to say and something to learn about Facebook, and now’s your chance as BIMA takes the conversation offline in the Great Facebook Debate.

In this debate we aim to explore and challenge the various ideas currently being touted in blogs and mainstream media, as well as bring you an insight into the plethora of Facebook stories: brands who have worked within the Facebook walls effectively and those who have not.

Some of the views expressed so far include:

  • It's like AOL with a 'walled garden'
  • It's a black whole because it's easy to import information from other sources, but I'm unable to get my information out
  • It flies in the face of open standards
  • It reduces employee's productivity
  • It's the next Google with lots of trusted people recommending content that's approproate for me
  • It helps me to communicate with people more easily
  • It encourages me to communicate more often, helping me to build stronger relationships with people and organisations
  • It helps me to raise awareness for my products, services, events or brand

This event, like Facebook itself, is going to be very popular, very cheap, very entertaining and a fantastic networking opportunity. A panel of experts will kick off proceedings but, largely, we’ll be encouraging interaction and debate. It’s a cheap day you can’t afford to miss so click for your place now.

Date & Time
17th October 2007
16:30 – 21:00

BT Centre
City of London

Cost (this includes VAT)
Members £15
Non-members £25

Nearest Tubes
St Paul’s (Central line)
Bank (Central, Northern and Waterloo & City lines)


Confirmed speakers so far (read biogs)

  • Hugh MacLeod
  • Damien Mulley
  • Robert Loch
  • Chad Wollen
  • JP Rangaswami
  • Josephine Fraser
  • Oli Barrett (debate moderator)
  • Sam Sethi

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Please also feel free to express your views We're all ears. You can either do this on Facebook itself or in our Digital Forum.