facebook groups

  • 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