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Friday, February 11, 2011

Dog Lovers Love #FF on Facebook and Twitter, but What Does it Mean?

by Carrie Boyko, CEB
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Every Friday I see it all over the social media sites. I've never asked. Sometimes it's obvious; sometimes not so much. I'm talking about the acronym or hashtag FF.

I've searched and searched for an official meaning of #FF. I've come down to one conclusion: Bloggers and other social media users love it and use it for whatever acronym works for them. Here's a few I've found that you may find relevant: 
  • Follow Friday (as in Twitter)
  • Facebook Friday (duh)
  • Friend Friday (I guess this works for both)
  • FIDO Friendly
  • Friend feed (on Facebook)
  • Furry Friday (pet bloggers?)
  • Friends Forever (as in BFF)
  • French Fries
  • Firefox
  • Fat Free
  • Frequent Flyer
  • Full Figured
Let's collect some data here. Leave a comment with other meanings for the acronym FF that are family-friendly (no pun intended) and might be useful to our readership. Then answer 1 question: Do you use Twitter and/or Facebook for social networking? If so, which or both? 

Don't use either? Check my pages out here, just for the fun of it:  Facebook and Twitter. Comments? I'd love your input. What were you expecting to find? What would you like to find? Hit that comment button at the bottom of the post and spill!

Now, let's move on to today's drawing winners:
© courtesy MANKINDdog™
© courtesy MANKINDdog™

No! You're not seeing double. Well, maybe you are, but there really are 2 mugs up there! Today we're giving away these two adorable dog-lovers' coffee mugs from one of our favorite sponsors, MANKINDdog™. They have a ton of cool dog and dog owner gifts, and they also have Phil and Gotham greeting you as you arrive on their site. It's definitely worth a visit, just to get a glimpse of these two fine specimens (tongue in cheek). Haven't seen them? Be sure to visit after you read this prize giveaway post.

Last week's Magical Mystery Mutt Tour and Blog Hop offered a fun guessing game for many visitors, trying to determine the genetic makeup of many of my blogging buddies' mixed breeds. It made for a fun-filled afternoon of guessing, for sure, and there were many interesting Heinz 57s to ponder. With 18 comments on my one post, this clearly was a big hit with you, my readers.

As a little added bonus, I offered to give away something that signifies the meaning of  "Mans' Best Friends" to me--the 2 mugs from MANKINDdog™. The winners are:

Patti S.
Lillij (no last name!)

Dust off a spot on your desk, ladies, right after you drop me an email with your address to This will be the perfect office coffee mug--it affectionately identifies your love of dogs. Watch for some other surprise freebies in your package as well, something I do just for fun. Enjoy!
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Anonymous said...

Freebie Friday - the day to list and link up all your best free finds across the web.

I do check FaceBook daily but have not yet caught the Twitter bug. There are times I wish I did but more times I am grateful I don't.

FANCY the Red Standard Poodle said...

Hi Y'all,

I like to use fun friday for a title...

When I make a blog post it puts a link on facebook and twitter. I only visit if something shows up in my mailbox.

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

K9 Coach said...

I'm going with Fun Friday as it is something I try to make sure and add to every single day of my life as well as my dogs life (they are a big help in getting some of this every day)...


Wags :)

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

I use #FF as follow friday on Twitter and I find Twitter to be a zillion times better for connecting with other bloggers, much better than Facebook. Facebook is mostly friends from the past (at least in my case) and many of them do not even read my blog.
My new friends on Twitter (many of them do read my blog) and they share the same challenges that I do.

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