Facebook Back on Campus
“Before Facebook opened its social network to anyone on the Internet, the platform was limited to college students.”
“Today, the social-networking giant unveiled “Groups for Schools,” a college-centric feature that is restricted to users with active .edu e-mail addresses. The feature lets college students create groups for their dorms, majors, or even parties that they’re planning.”
The extra layer of community means that college students who are worried about their statuses and photos reaching relatives or potential employers will have a digital buffer that keeps sensitive material a little more private.
And in an effort to create groups that look a little more like study sessions, Facebook added a feature called “Files” to its college groups. It lets users share lecture notes, assignments, and schedules, with a maximum upload size of 25 megabytes.”
“Michael Staton, a founder of Inigral, said he isn’t worried that Facebook’s new feature will ruin the value of his company…”
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