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  • Gillmor Gang: Cash or Charge

    Gillmor Gang: Cash or Charge

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Hard not to talk about Uber, given the clash between hubris and transformational momentum. The Gang swims in a sea of messaging apps, Facebook passport control, Google InBox immigration. Newspaper taxis appear on the shore, waiting to take you away. Climb in the back,with your head in the Cloud… Read More

  • Facebook Launches Standalone Groups App To Stoke Micro-Sharing

    Facebook Launches Standalone Groups App To Stoke Micro-Sharing

    700 million people use Facebook Groups every month, but it’s a second-class experience on mobile, slow and buried in the social network’s main app. So today Facebook is releasing a standalone Groups app with powerful notification controls and a Groups discovery section. You won’t be forced to use it as the Groups feature will remain in the Facebook app, and you won’t… Read More

  • How Google Can Leverage Facebook’s Biggest Weakness

    How Google Can Leverage Facebook’s Biggest Weakness

    When Google launched Plus, it was clear they just wanted users to move their sharing over from Facebook. Google+ didn’t give users a new way to interact, they just copied Facebook’s model. As a result, Google social network never truly took off. Few people actively share on it. No one checks it. Most, in general, ignore it. Read More

  • Facebook Updates Its Group Discovery Page

    Facebook Updates Its Group Discovery Page

    Facebook made good on recent promises to highlight its group features and unveiled an updated groups discovery page today. As reported by AllFacebook, the page now features suggestions for groups to join, as well as open and closed groups your friends are members of, and groups based near you. The social network also recently began encouraging administrators to start adding tags in order to… Read More

  • Facebook Groups Let You See Exactly Who Has Viewed Your Photos, Too

    Facebook Groups Let You See Exactly Who Has Viewed Your Photos, Too

    In July, Facebook rolled out a new “seen by” feature for groups, which let people know who has seen a post or announcement in that group, and when. And, although Facebook didn’t make much of a song and dance about it at the time, it looks like it is actually offering this feature on photos, too. As you can see in the screenshot below, the “seen by” feature in… Read More

  • Facebook Allows File Sharing With Rollout Of .Edu-Exclusive “Groups For Schools”

    Facebook Allows File Sharing With Rollout Of .Edu-Exclusive “Groups For Schools”

    With today’s rollout of college collaboration tool “Groups For Schools”, Facebook gets nostalgic for Zuck’s Wirehog and lets students share un-copyrighted files up to 25mb. Soon all US colleges and then those around the world will be able to create groups for dorms, classes, and clubs that can only be joined by people with that school’s “.edu”… Read More

  • Facebook Redesigns Groups To Be More Timeline-y and Purposeful, Less Spammy

    Facebook Redesigns Groups To Be More Timeline-y and Purposeful, Less Spammy

    Today Facebook rolled out a limited redesign of Groups, featuring a big new Timeline-style cover image, and a prompt for users to prominently label “What should people post in this group?” See, if you’re not careful, your intimate Facebook Groups can balloon in population and stray off topic generating annoying notifications for everyone. This redesign makes Groups feel… Read More

  • Unfriendly: Google Blocking Ex-Employee’s "Social Circles" Book (Oh Yeah, He Now Works At Facebook)

    Unfriendly: Google Blocking Ex-Employee’s "Social Circles" Book (Oh Yeah, He Now Works At Facebook)

    We’ve written about Paul Adams a few times now. As a refresher, he’s the guy who used to work at Google on user experience and made a popular presentation that suggested how Google could go after Facebook in the social space — namely, friend groups. That, of course, ended up happening with Google+. But before that project was complete, Adams jumped ship to, where else, Facebook. Read More

  • Facebook Groups Is Sort Of Like Google Wave For Human Beings

    Facebook Groups Is Sort Of Like Google Wave For Human Beings

    I’m still trying to wrap my head around the new Facebook Groups. It seems well-thought-out (yes, despite the sometimes annoying opt-out aspect) and well-implemented, but I’m just not sure what my use case for it is going to be. I want to use it, but I can’t figure out a reason to just yet. Oh my god, it’s Google Wave all over again! Okay, it’s really not. Instead… Read More

  • A Quick First Look At The New Facebook Groups

    A Quick First Look At The New Facebook Groups

    Today at the event at their headquarters in Palo Alto, Facebook unveiled a completely revamped Groups feature. With it, you can add people from your social graph to a new area of Facebook where you can more easily communicate with them. Below, find an initial walk through of some interesting things. (The feature is available to some today, and will be fully rolling out over the next few… Read More

  • Facebook Overhauls Groups, A Social Solution To Create "A Pristine Graph"

    Facebook Overhauls Groups, A Social Solution To Create "A Pristine Graph"

    Today during their event, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg talked about “the biggest problem in social networking“. What he means by this is social sharing. You need to be able to map out all of the real world groups that you have in the social graph. If Facebook can do this, Zuckerberg says people will be able to do all the sharing they want to do. And as we hinted earlier… Read More