It's a little early to tell for us. So far I have mixed feelings about the change. The live feed aspect is great for communications. On the day after Facebook made the new page available, we published the appointment of our new president in our status, and I was told that fans received the message (for some reason it didn't show up in my personal feed, though, so I'm still not certain whether the few I spoke with saw the status in their feed or if they received the update that I sent). I think that aspect has potential to offer a lot more communications opportunities to students, alumni and givers.
However, the system currently forces you into that model. If you rely on, say, RSS feeds using RSS-Connect on your page to inform people of what's happening at your institution, you're out of luck. The only way (at least for now) to have RSS-Connect on your page is to have it on the "boxes" tab. However, I have been informed by the very nice gentlemen at RSS-Connect that within the next couple of days, you will be able to have a separate tab for their app (apparently Facebook gave them very short notice of the changes). In their discussion board thread on the subject (http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=23798139265&topic=9264#/t...), there is also talk about being able to feed your RSS-Connect information directly to the live feed, but I didn't happen to notice if there was a time frame for that.
All thing said, I'm pretty excited about the potential. Time will tell whether or not it's an improvement for us.
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