March 31, 2011
Definitely the way to go although I’ve seen some comments to the effect that there are issues with the migration…? Are you aware of anyone who has actually done this? Did it go well?
@Ron: Yes there have been some major issues for people migrating to Fan Pages, mostly with losing content (http://mashable.com/2011/03/31/facebook-profile-migration-warning/). But FB is pretty upfront with you about what you can expect to lose when you do this. I haven’t seen any news pages make the transition yet, but IMO the benefit still outweigh the risk.