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Lotus Knows... Facebook!

Lotus Knows - the latest IBM Lotus Marketing campaign - is in full swing: not only via a totally revamped, media-centric website at, but also hitting the major social networking sites in the consumer landscape - on Twitter as @LotusKnows, on YouTube at and now with an official Lotus Knows Facebook Fan Page!

Facebook members can become a fan of Lotus Knows by clicking through the above URL, but Facebook also allows you to show your fandom outside of Facebook with Fan Boxes. Facebook Fan Boxes are social widgets that allow Fan Page Admins to drive fan traffic from non-Facebook, external websites (read: your blog). And I've grabbed the markup for a Lotus Knows Fan Box here:

<script type="text/javascript" src=" en_US"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">FB.init("a07f17ca51935c7a147a4a3f4afc7442");</scrip t>
<fb:fan profile_id="115592692916" stream="1" connections="10" width="300">
<div style="font-size:8px; padding-left:10px">
<a href="">Lotus Knows Facebook</a>

Simply copy and paste the above markup into your own weblog or Lotus-themed site, and help spread the word: Lotus Knows Facebook!

And check out the Facebook Developer's Wiki, where you can customize Facebook Fan Boxes.

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