I like the ability on Google + to format the text in my posts but what I love is the ability to edit them. As much as I like to think I’m perfect (I can hear my girlfriend laughing), having the ability to correct a mistake is a big plus. The fact that I can update posts at anytime when there is new information or to bring an old post back to life offers the ability to re-engage.
When it comes to Facebook, one reason I have always advocated the use of images in posts over the use links or just text – that ALL posts with images could be edited. Your post content is the image description and that description could be corrected, updated or simply changed at any time. Not the case with text only posts or those with links.
Now…if you haven’t already seen it….Facebook allows ALL SCHEDULED posts to be edited or have the post time changed. While I still cannot change all posts AFTER they’re published, it’s a start. The ability to change post times is the big win. Prior there was only an option to ‘Publish Now’ or ‘Delete’. With me scheduling a number of posts, I can now push back times when there is breaking news or a more pertinent post at hand.
Now if only I could schedule posts on Google + without a 3rd party app!
What are your thoughts on the Facebook update for Pages?
by: Robert Nissenbaum