Acknowledging the power of social media and networking, Blizzard has created fan pages for their three big franchises on Facebook
. Following the trend of other products and companies who have created Facebook pages in order to deliver updates, promotions, and other fan extras, Blizzard has set up pages for Diablo
, and Warcraft
. Interested fans need to have a Facebook account in order to "become a fan" of the pages, which Blizzard says they have big plans for.
Through these fan pages, Blizzard will be able to give a constant feed of news updates and media such as video, galleries, or links. Fan pages are also a common conduit for promos and contests as frequently used by Blizzard partners such as Razer
. There are also forums for discussion and a "wall" that allows fans to write on for questions, comments, or anything related to the franchises.
Interestingly, and perhaps owing to its massive player base, the Warcraft
fan page has already gained three times as many followers as the other two properties in the short time it has been active. This reflects a similar trend on Twitter
, another social networking tool that Blizzard has utilized lately, where @Warcraft
has over twice the number of followers of either @Diablo
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