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lady maria
Posts: 190
Emmen, Drenthe, Netherlands


I do not have a facebook account.  Some people react like it is a crime... 

What do you think?  Please tell me, do you love facebook or do you hate facebook? Is is really bringing you jobs/connections (as a model, make-up artist, photographer or photo retoucher), or do you use it just for fun...

xx Maria
Oct 09 12 01:17 am  Link  Quote 
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Isabella55
Posts: 152
West Hollywood, California, US


Facebook can be an asset when it comes to networking, but I personally don't like it because I have a real life, why would I want a virtual one?
Oct 09 12 01:25 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dannielle Levan
Posts: 12,857
New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada


It's an essential networking tool. You are in an industry that runs on connections. Not participating makes you look like you're not serious, and maybe somewhat of a fool for forgoing such a useful source.
And yes, i've booked plenty of work off FB. Twitter, too.
Oct 09 12 01:28 am  Link  Quote 
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Alabaster Crowley
Posts: 6,573
Tucson, Arizona, US


I've gotten more work and made more connections on FB than I have here. I've talked to some people on FB that I couldn't really reach here.
Oct 09 12 01:36 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Oscar Partida
Posts: 729
San Diego, California, US


Don't do it,no one cares anymore
Facebook=Myspace
Oct 09 12 01:51 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Mark Bruce Photography
Posts: 20
Stevenage, England, United Kingdom


I've had more work through both facebook and twitter than I have on here so I'd say it's a valuable thing to have and it's free.
Oct 09 12 01:56 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Darren Brade
Posts: 2,746
London, England, United Kingdom


mmcreative wrote:
It's an essential networking tool. You are in an industry that runs on connections. Not participating makes you look like you're not serious, and maybe somewhat of a fool for forgoing such a useful source.
And yes, i've booked plenty of work off FB. Twitter, too.

+1

FB is a networking tool that compliments your MM profile and plugs the shortcoming of the messaging system here. I don't know of any model that doesn't network using FB.

Oct 09 12 01:58 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Jules NYC
Posts: 15,485
New York, New York, US


Narcissistic culture.
Get's old.

People posting their meals.
If you're not inviting me over to eat it, kind of dumb imho.
Now they label this behavior, 'Food Porn'.

You kiddin' me?

Public arguments.
'Nuff said.

Attention whores.
Esp. if you have a husband/wife/boyfriend/girlfriend.
Really?

Needing an audience to talk to me.
Again, really?

Fan pages.
The concept is lame unless you are really good at what you do.
I'm not becoming a 'fan' of another model.
Photographers maybe lol.

Me being a *fan* of anyone is a HUGE compliment coming from me. 

Tagging and people posting pictures you don't want them to.
Yeah, I do 'get' privacy settings... that doesn't mean they don't post shit on their page.

In the end, people don't talk to each other anymore.
I'm a big fan of one on one communication.

People covet what they see, so I don't *do* Facebook.
Model Mayhem?
I do this for work so my prior statement negates itself.

I never used Facebook or Myspace for work.
Built some real friendships doing so.
Same here... my real networking tool without tryin'.

As for the rest, I'm with this guy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UouP8cRYZ8
Oct 09 12 05:10 am  Link  Quote 
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Jules NYC
Posts: 15,485
New York, New York, US


Alabaster Crowley wrote:
I've gotten more work and made more connections on FB than I have here. I've talked to some people on FB that I couldn't really reach here.

For me, quite the opposite.

Oct 09 12 05:12 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
The Art of Churchwell
Posts: 3,171
QUEENS VILLAGE, New York, US


facebook clients pay..MM, well... you know
Oct 09 12 05:16 am  Link  Quote 
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Jules NYC
Posts: 15,485
New York, New York, US


The Art of Churchwell wrote:
facebook clients pay..MM, well... you know

They paid gigs are not usually advertised on Mayhem:)

Oct 09 12 05:17 am  Link  Quote 
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The Art of Churchwell
Posts: 3,171
QUEENS VILLAGE, New York, US


Jules NYC wrote:

They paid gigs are not usually advertised on Mayhem:)

they pay. MM? Well you know....
My landlord and electric compay like my facebook clients. MM? Well you know...

Oct 09 12 07:19 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Tore
Posts: 13,706
Stamford, Connecticut, US


It costs nothing to set one up and maintain it. As long as you have the time it's not really hurting anything.
But personally it's not for me. I have enough crap to maintain.
But I do have a personal one with a handful of people I'm close to.
Oct 09 12 07:20 am  Link  Quote 
Model
modeled
Posts: 9,334
San Diego, California, US


I use it exclusively for work, not friends, no family.  It's awkward not accepting their requests but it works best this way.

I have networked and gotten plenty of paid jobs, there are castings, and it's useful for what I do.
Oct 09 12 07:22 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Andialu
Posts: 14,029
San Pedro, California, US


It's simply a tool for communication. It can be used or misused. I use it to keep touch with people and see how there lives are going. I stay away from drama.
Oct 09 12 07:23 am  Link  Quote 
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Jules NYC
Posts: 15,485
New York, New York, US


The Art of Churchwell wrote:

they pay. MM? Well you know....
My landlord and electric compay like my facebook clients. MM? Well you know...

LOL

Oct 09 12 07:30 am  Link  Quote 
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The Art of Churchwell
Posts: 3,171
QUEENS VILLAGE, New York, US


I have a facebook client already on a train coming over now. No flaking as opposed to some MM people who keeps saying they are coming and keep canceling even though I have my aunts TV show still in the dvd drive..... smile
Oct 09 12 08:37 am  Link  Quote 
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Marks Fine Art
Posts: 35,969
Fort Smith, Arkansas, US


I love Facebook! I use it mainly for fun but do get an occasional muse.
Oct 09 12 08:40 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
The Art of Churchwell
Posts: 3,171
QUEENS VILLAGE, New York, US


Marks Fine Art wrote:
I love Facebook! I use it mainly for fun but do get an occasional muse.

which occasion?

Oct 09 12 08:50 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Laurence Moan
Posts: 7,662
Huntington Beach, California, US


If you were offered a portfolio on Model Mayhem for free would you accept it?
If you were offered TV advertising for free would you accept it?
If you were offered radio advertising for free would you accept it?
If you were offered billboard advertising for free would you accept it?
If you were offered magazine advertising for free would you accept it?
If you were offered direct mail advertising for free would you accept it?
If you were offered skywriting advertising for free would you accept it?
If you were offered T shirt advertising for free would you accept it?

You'd be silly not to.
Oct 09 12 08:58 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Compass Rose Studios
Posts: 15,963
Portland, Oregon, US


I have it so I have access to the environment.  But I really don't check it or update it. 

It's just a minor tool that's useful once in a while.
Oct 09 12 09:32 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Legacys 7
Posts: 33,750
San Francisco, California, US


Isabella55 wrote:
Facebook can be an asset when it comes to networking, but I personally don't like it because I have a real life, why would I want a virtual one?

If it's an asset for networking, how does that affect one's real life as a negative? If that were the case, then that should apply to M.M. Both are great assets for networking. It's all about the individual when it comes to social networks. I use both because they do what I need them for in my field, but I've also seen others on both where it's the opposite.

Oct 09 12 09:33 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Marks Fine Art
Posts: 35,969
Fort Smith, Arkansas, US


The Art of Churchwell wrote:
which occasion?

The occasion when i feel like shooting.

Oct 09 12 09:41 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Legacys 7
Posts: 33,750
San Francisco, California, US


Facebook is what you make it. No more different than M.M. I see the same if not more arguments on here than I do on F.B. and Dpreview. What I do if I don't want to see arguments on F.B.? I take them off of my list. No need to make a big announcement. Quick and easy. M.M. you can't do that. What you can do is avoid particular threads where those debates take place.

F.B. issues for the majority outside of privacy issues, are subjective ones. People that post food, that's there thing. The main that I dislike on F.B. are the bitter people that post bitter shit day in and day out and make it look like it's other people. Then you have the attention whores, religious fanatics and those looking for a sympathy card when they're really not a victim at all. Um yeah, it's easy to not add them to my list.

Most of what I have is for networking.
Oct 09 12 09:45 am  Link  Quote 
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