ACCORDING TO THOR MULLER, there are 13 things that (supposedly) will get you kicked off Facebook (thanks, Jean ) :
- You didn’t use your real name. Facebook will find you and spit you out.
- You joined too many groups. (The maximum limit is 200 groups per user.)
- You posted too many messages on a wall or in a group. E.g. Guy Kawasaki had his account disabled–in his case for “excessive evangelism.”
- You posted in too many groups, too many user’s walls. (That’s what spammers do, silly.)
- You friended too many people. (Not so long ago this was a prime cause of disabled accounts, but Facebook has instituted a maximum of 5000 friends that should protect you from yourself.)
- Your school/organization affiliation is doubtful.
- You’re poking too many people. (Beware the odd FB app that pokes on your behalf.)
- You advertised your app on wall posts.
- You used duplicate text in multiple messages.
- You are a cow, dog, or library.
- You are under 18 years old and not part of a High School group.
- You wrote offensive content.
- You scraped information off Facebook. E.g. Facebook bots disabled Robert Scoble’s account.
ACCORDING TO MARI SMITH, here are more possible reasons your account may be deactivated:
- You send “too many” friend requests in one day/session.
- You make “too many” wall posts in one day/session – especially with verbatim content and with links.
- You copy and paste the same friend request message “too many” times.
- You send too many identical emails to individual friends and/or friend lists*.
- You message your Group members “too many” times.
- You message your Event invitees “too many” times.
Recommended action steps:
- Take your time to build up a strategic network of friends on Facebook. Focus on quality, not quantity.
- Send no more than approximately 20 new friend requests at any one time. Also, be sure to mix up the friend request messages.
- Use your own opt-in email system.
- Build out your Facebook Page.
- Include Facebook in your overall marketing strategy. Don’t put all your social networking “eggs” in one basket. Build up a following on Twitter, FriendFeed, Plaxo, LinkedIn, etc.
- Remember there was life before Facebook.
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