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Social media, it’s not just a buzzword if you’ve been using it for more than a decade. We have.

How often should you post on Facebook?

February 23rd, 2010 by Jarmo Puskala
How often should you post updates on Facebook?

How often should you post updates on Facebook?

Facebook has become the place where many people spend most of their online time. And it’s way more personal place than say, MySpace. Because of this I think it really does matter how often fan pages post updates. If it’s too often it can get annoying. But how often should you update? In the spirit of democracy we asked fans of Iron Sky how often they’d like to see updates on from us.

167 people responded. Turns out almost half thought once a week is good. While 18% would like daily updates only 5% would like to see several updates a day.

That said, social media is not about doing it by numbers. That means we’ll still post updates when we’ve got something to say, even if it’s more often than once a week. But now I can stop worrying if Facebook should be updated as ofen as Twitter – it shouldn’t.

On a larger scale, this is just a small poll and you shouldn’t read too much into it. But what I think is safe to say is that you shouldn’t syndicate all your Twitter updates to your Facebook page. The two services are used differently and need to be treated as such.

Iron Sky Signal #7 – Demand to See Iron Sky

February 5th, 2010 by Jarmo Puskala

In this episode of Iron Sky Signal Timo spills the beans on our shooting schedule. And tells you how you can help get Iron Sky in to the theater near you!

Hint: Demand to See Iron Sky: http://www.ironsky.net/demand/

Iron Sky is back on Facebook!

February 2nd, 2010 by Jarmo Puskala

The Iron Sky fan page is back on Facebook! Just a little while ago I received the following email from “The Facebook Team”:

Hi Jarmo,
This problem should now be resolved. Sorry for any inconvenience, and enjoy the site. If you have any further questions, please visit our Help Center at the following address:

That’s pretty much all, well apart from the url and a signature at the bottom. So there isn’t any explanation why the page was originally removed. Hopefully this won’t happen again.

However, I doubt we’d be seeing our page anytime soon if it wasn’t for you! Almost a thousand of you joined the group demanding Iron Sky back in just a few hours! So a huge thank you from us is in order to all of our fans who spread the word!

Iron Sky page removed by Facebook.

February 2nd, 2010 by Jarmo Puskala

Facebook's only warning

So, it seems that Facebook is afraid of Moon Nazis. This morning we got a rude surprise: Facebook has removed the Iron Sky fan page, citing terms of use on hateful content.

Now, if you’re one of the over 6,000 fans you’d know that there was absolutely no hateful content on the page. Certainly no racism or advocation of any hateful politics. Instead we reported about the making of the film and talked everyday things with our fans, like asking recommendations of great music to listen at the office.

We don’t know what exactly happened, but it is quite clear to us that removing the Iron Sky page is a mistake, and one that we hope Facebook will fix soon. We have contacted them trough the only means possible – that is trough the help center email – but have yet to receive any kind of answer.

Now, if Facebook really claims that the sole mention of nazis as a part of a film’s plot is “hateful”, they are essentially banning any mentions of films such as Indiana Jones, Blues Brother or The Sound of Music – they have nazis too!

This thought is worrying on many levels. For example, what kind of a message does this kind of summary execution of profiles send to businesses considering if they should take the leap to social media?

This is a big thing for us since Facebook is a big part of our social media presence. If you want the officially official statement, read our press release.

Our fans have already set up a group “We want Iron Sky back!” that’s had almost 300 people join in just a couple of hours. We appreciate your support a lot, thank you!

edit: We got the page back, but not much in the way of an explanation.