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Community Pages are a new type of Facebook Page dedicated to a topic or experience that is owned collectively by the community connected to it. Just like official Pages for businesses, organizations and public figures, Community Pages let you connect with others who share similar interests and experiences.
On each Community Page, you'll be able to learn more about a topic or an experience—whether it's cooking or learning a new language—and see what your friends and others in the Facebook community are saying about this topic. Community Pages are still in beta, but our long-term goal is to make them the best collection of shared knowledge on a topic. We're starting by showing Wikipedia information, but we're also looking for people who are passionate about any of these topics to sign up to contribute to the Page. We'll let you know when we're ready for your help.
Some of you added information about yourself, such as your likes and interests, favorite books, music and movies, when you first joined Facebook. But we've noticed that more than three times as many of you have connected to Facebook Pages, such as those for bands, non-profits, universities or anything else you care about, as a way to express yourself. So to make it even easier to display your affiliations, we've improved the profile.
Now, certain parts of your profile, including your current city, hometown, education and work, and likes and interests, will contain "connections." Instead of just boring text, these connections are actually Pages, so your profile will become immediately more connected to the places, things and experiences that matter to you.
Also, I have trouble understanding why people go through the work of contributing knowledge and effort to something that remains firmly controlled and owned by private hands. That's like fixing bugs in Windows.
... foray into the lets-do-everything-involving-the-internet-even-if-it-doesnt-relate-to-our-core-mission
It's the definition of simplicity and elegance in user interface design
They make major changes, what, a couple times a year?
I'm mystified by the responses in this thread, truly...Phew! glad someone said that. My feeling too. I was beginning to fear WebmasterWorld members are stuck in a rut i.e. blind to new internet (social networking) because they mastered traditional internet (search engines). Facebook is a new super power of the web, one of the few entities that has Google knee jerking. Embrace FB or you're history.
If you're good at something, don't do it for free. However, I am happy that sites like Wikipedia do exist, even though I'll never waste my time writing articles for them.