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Getting Facebook Page “Likes” no longer easy – Twiends get cut off.

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

One of the early sites involved in helping end users increase the “Like” numbers of their Facebook fan pages has had the oxygen supply cut off by Facebook themselves.

Twiends was an exchange system allowing users to “Like” each others pages. Since early June 2011, this facility has been pulled by Twiends.

Of course, getting some likes (at least 25) is needed to secure a permanent Facebook address.  Some businesses wishing to secure their address before it is taken by others are going to have to do it the hard way or explore alternatives.

The Twiends website offered the following statement

Although we would love to have Facebook on board with us, we see this as an opportunity to expand the Twitter services we offer. We have some exciting features planned on the Twitter side, such as competition features, and with the removal of Facebook from Twiends we’ll now have the capacity to roll these features out. We see this as an exciting new chapter for Twiends, where we can hopefully become an even more valuable contributor to the Twitter ecosystem.

Twiends still offers Twitter support as do a bunch of other sites.  However, for Facebook, getting huge numbers of “Likes”  is no longer a formality.

On a smaller scale, to get the 25 Likes to secure a permanent Facebook address, the end user can still take advantage of sites where they market your page to get Likes rather than indulging in simple link swapping.  It’s all automated and comes with a guranteed 24 Hour turnaround.

It’s important to stress that these Facebook addresses are going on a first come first served basis, so those who missed out on their web domain names during the Web 1 era, would be advised not to do the same as the Web 2 era matures.

Facebook is becoming essential for business – believe the hype.

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

600 million users and growing at the rate of 1 million sign ups a week.

Is Facebook the Google of this decade?

Click here for a dynamite article on how Facebook has exploded and the knock-on effect for businesses around the world.