Show of hand if you use Facebook at work, as well? *raises hand while type on a keyboard* well, we all are guilty of this crime. No matter how much work we have on our tables, we put aside a few minutes (which, in reality, are much more) to check notifications, reply to messages in chat, and generally scrolling down our newsfeeds.
In retrospect, many employers have put up restrictions so the employees don’t waste their times liking their friends’ photos and focus on working instead, which is, of course bad for business for Facebook.
So, Zuckerberg today, decided to launch Facebook for work, a collaborative social media network with basic features of Facebook like messaging etc. and on top of that, Facebook for work is going to have tools that would allow you to work with colleagues on documents, editing them in real time. Furthermore, the profiles for your work profile will be totally different than your personal one and no information shall be showed from your personal page.
More details are yet to be disclosed.
Facebook already rules the social media front, let’s see how well does it do in collaboration tools area. It surely is going to take Google, Microsoft and others head on.
Passionately a software developer, Basit Saeed considers himself a person who believes in software and social media being the change agents of 21st century. He is a techy, a gadgets freak, and loves playing with code whenever he can. He tweets at @basit_saeed.