Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Facebook Launches Groups for Schools

UNL Facebook Group

Recently Facebook as released a new feature… a feature that should have been implemented right away when Facebook opened up to the public from colleges, “back in the day.” If you’re unaware, Facebook used to only be available to college students. To join, you needed an .edu email address from your college. Well that is now back in place! To join these groups you need an to register your school email with Facebook, then you will get invited to join.
UNL Facebook Group - info

So how can you use this to your advantage? I see it as an excellent way to communicate with fellow students in your classes, clubs and organizations, majors and graduating class. You are prompted to add these when you initially accept the invitation to join the group. Some may have already been created by other students, if you’re in one of those categories then you can join.
This can be quite an asset to the college and students alike. Unfortunately I will be graduating soon and won’t be able to really use it. Also, I’m a student of a sister school of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, so colleges such as ours don’t get their own page. Hopefully Facebook will make a way for that to be so in the future.

What do you think about this new feature? Will you be able to use it for your advantage? How do you think it will change your experience at your college?

Another great article about this was written by Jennifer Van Grove on — “Facebook goes back to college, releases Groups for Schools

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