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  • Facebook nabs Change.org COO Jennifer Dulski to lead Groups

    Facebook nabs Change.org COO Jennifer Dulski to lead Groups

    Facebook is serious about using Groups to propel its new mission to “bring the world closer together.” That’s why it’s made a big-name hire for the product leader for the Facebook Groups team. Former Change.org COO and president Jennifer Dulski will take the role. Read More

  • Facebook ‘Groups for Pages’ unlocks fan clubs

    Facebook ‘Groups for Pages’ unlocks fan clubs

    With Facebook’s newest feature, a musician could run an on-site fan club, a brand could organize its ambassadors and a newspaper could discuss articles with just its top readers. Today Facebook globally launched Groups for Pages, allowing the 70 million Pages on Facebook to create their own distinct communities and feeds. Read More

  • Facebook equips admins to protect and analyze their Groups

    Facebook equips admins to protect and analyze their Groups

    Facebook sees Groups as the core of its push to “build community,” as Mark Zuckerberg detailed in his 6,000-word humanitarian manifesto. So today at its Communities Summit in Chicago, where it assembled 300 admins of top Groups, Facebook is making good on Zuckerberg’s promise to give admins more tools to manage their flocks. Read More

  • Facebook Groups can now screen new members with a questionnaire

    Facebook Groups can now screen new members with a questionnaire

    Facebook is making good on Mark Zuckerberg’s promise to build community by improving admin tools for Facebook Groups. Now Group admins can establish up to three questions for people requesting to join their Group to answer. This lets admins screen potential members to ensure they’re the right fit for the group and will add constructively to the discussion, not just spam or troll… Read More

  • Facebook’s Communities Summit will gather Group admins Zuck wants to empower

    Facebook’s Communities Summit will gather Group admins Zuck wants to empower

    Mark Zuckerberg’s humanitarian manifesto from February outlined his desire to “build more tools to empower community leaders . . . to run and grow their groups the way they’d like.” On June 22nd and 23rd in Chicago, Facebook will hold its first free Facebook Communities Summit to celebrate group admins and better equip them to lead their flocks. Only Facebook Group… Read More

  • Facebook tests ads in Groups, its next potential cash cow

    Facebook tests ads in Groups, its next potential cash cow

    Facebook’s latest trick to earn more revenue without drowning the News Feed is to serve ads to the 1 billion users of its Groups feature. After people reported seeing notices that “We’re testing ads in Groups,” TechCrunch inquired and Facebook confirmed that mobile and desktop versions of Groups in Australia, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand are part of the… Read More

  • Facebook Hits 100M Hours Of Video Watched A Day, 1B Users On Groups, 80M On Fb Lite

    Facebook Hits 100M Hours Of Video Watched A Day, 1B Users On Groups, 80M On Fb Lite

    Everything at Facebook seems to be growing, according to Mark Zuckerberg’s Q4 earnings call comments. Facebook now sees 100 million hours of daily video watch time. There are 1 billion monthly users now users on Groups, up from 925 million at the close of Q3. 80 million people use Facebook’s stripped down app Facebook Lite for the developing world’s slow connections, up from… Read More

  • Facebook Adds A New Way To Sell Items In Groups

    Facebook Adds A New Way To Sell Items In Groups

    Facebook on Tuesday announced the addition of a new feature for Facebook Groups designed to make it easier for members of a “For Sale” group to list their items. The new “Sell” feature, which is now starting to roll out globally to more groups, will allow members to create a post where you can add a description of the item for sale, set a price and set a pick-up or… Read More

  • 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