Part of my daily routine is to check on online friends and bloggers. So, I wanted to check on Carlo Ople‘s Facebook account, and too lazy to go to Facebook and search his name, I just typed in the url http://facebook.com/carloople. What I saw was quite interesting:
Now, Carlo Ople is known to be a social media expert, speaker and entrepreneur within the online and corporate community. He’s also with TV5 as a marketing consultant. I’ve worked with him for several projects. Really nice guy.
As you can see on this screenshot, I did not land to Carlo’s Facebook page. I landed somewhere else. What’s interesting is on the way this page was used. It has no entries other than a “Like” on someone else’s page.
Here’s my theory: Lloyd Luna, a self-proclaimed millionaire (one of my clients also had a history with this guy, as she was also tricked — but that’s another story) beats registering Carlo Ople with his own name on Facebook and “Liked” his page to make it look like Carlo endorses him. Clever, but misleading — evilish misleading.
I’m going to delete this post and issue an apology if this is not the case.
By the way, this is Carlo Ople’s real Facebook account.