Facebook overhauled Groups to function in place of Lists. Only 5% of users were using the Lists feature to organize their connections. To remedy this solution, Facebook has reworked the Groups feature. By logging in to Groups, you can add anyone you want to the group you create. A quick rundown of the new features:
- Group Chat
- Group Notices
- Shared docs
- Limited icons reflecting your group
This has strong potential to quickly become spammy, but also can be great when handled appropriately. I like the idea of using this with social friends primarily, and to create networking opportunities. Avoid adding others to groups just as a way to socialize with them. The next area of mind-numbing but needed organization is to remove ourselves from groups that we’ve been added to unnecessarily. Within moments of the new groups, I noticed several of my connections being added to public lists in a rather spammy fashion. See: The Ugly Side Of The New Facebook Groups
- Can’t hide group chat
- Confusion vs pages and lists
Here’s step-by-step how to create a group: “How To: Create your new group on Facebook”
I quickly did a demo of how to create a group. I can see this becoming useful for my weekly get-togethers with friends:
Other Social Media news:
- Facebook Overhauls Groups, A Social Solution To Create “A Pristine Graph” (techcrunch.com)
- New Facebook Groups Designed to Change the Way You Use Facebook (mashable.com)
- Facebook Announces More Control Over Your Profile & Friend Groups [News] (makeuseof.com)
- Facebook Introduces Private Groups, Allows Export Of Personal Data (searchengineland.com)
Want to connect further? Find me online: Google Profile & Online Activity
Want WordPress and Social Media training? GFYD Member - Go For Your Dream
Have a tech question? (hardware, software, & web) Ask Courtney for help
Need official work done? Contact Courtney
- Tweetdeck Groups to Twitter Lists Having used Tweetdeck for nearly a year, I’ve invested much...
- Facebook went down : Your website is your home-base, not social media channels The inevitable has happened, last week Facebook went down. For...
- Youtube connects with your Facebook Friends Youtube's newest blog post indicates that now it connects our...
- Formulists organizes your Twitter Lists Organizing those you follow in Twitter into lists makes it...
- Google Buzz Reviewed After two days of using Google Buzz, here's my own...