So Facebook is trying to reach out to its roots with its new “Groups for Schools”. Sean Carton, idfive’s handy-dandy expert on higher education and digital communication, analyzes this new function and reveals how much of an impact it truly can have:
OK. So it’s a specialized form of Group targeted towards colleges and universities, right? What’s the big deal?
A whole lot. Here are 12 ways Facebook’s Groups For Schools could have a huge impact on everyone:
- While it’s limited to schools for now, we’re betting that it won’t be too long until Facebook “Groups for Businesses” and/or “Groups for Organizations” rolls out. When that happens it’s going to be a hugely disruptive force for intranet, business collaboration, and third-party file sharing “cloud” industries. Why spend loads of money creating and maintaining an intranet when Facebook’s done it for you?
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