I have to admit it: I love Facebook. As the Social Media Manager for Dogster, I might be a little biased because Facebook is my job. Among our sister sites, we boast one of the most robust Facebook pages, with well over 100,000 fans.
But I might also be biased because my relationship with Facebook spans a decade, beginning during my freshmen year of college at the University of Southern California. Then, Facebook was more of a wild wild west, where it felt like we were taking part in building the Facebook of today. Because there were fewer users online (you used to need a college email to register and it was open only to certain campuses), it was an effective way to connect to people with similar interests. It’s how I met a lot of my college friends and it’s how I’ve made a lot of my friends today — both online and in real life.
I’ve seen Facebook through its evolution, and, currently, I appreciate some of its more advanced customization options. Among them is the cover image, which sets the tone of your online personality. For brand pages, this cover image is a great way to communicate immediately with people who visit the page, letting them know what to expect. Changing your cover image keeps visitors and fans engaged.
I figured it was about time to change mine, and while searching for options, I found some stuff that I think you’ll like! Check them out below.
Which one would you pick? What is your Facebook cover image right now? Is it of your dog? How often do you change it? Tell us in the comments!
Top image by Monica Kaneko
Read more about the interplay of dogs and the Internet on Dogster:
- The Promise of Unbaby.me: Fewer Babies, More Dogs on Facebook
- 5 Dogs to Follow on Facebook
- I Found a New Home for My Dog by Using Facebook
About Liz Acosta: Dogster’s former Cuteness Correspondent, Liz still manages the site’s daily “Awws,” only now she also wrangles Dogster’s social media. That’s why she wants you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and — her personal favorite — Instagram. See ya there!