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1:15 am on Sep 17, 2015 (gmt 0)

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http://recode.net/2015/09/16/facebook-is-about-to-take-the-training-wheels-off-facebook-at-work/ [recode.net]

Facebook Is About to Take the Training Wheels off Facebook at Work

Facebook is preparing to push its new workplace product into a lot more cubicles.

Facebook at Work, a nearly identical version of the social network designed specifically for communicating with colleagues, has been in a closed beta since January. But that pilot program is ending, and the company will likely launch a freemium version of the interoffice network by the end of the year, said Julien Codorniou, head of Facebook at Work, during an interview with Re/code.


My question is, what sort of companies would entrust internal communications to Facebook? Certainly a lot will depending on the pricing. This could be quite disruptive to the likes of Slack and Yammer.
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No longer is FB just going to be seen as a way for individuals to keep in touch.

You're correct, I, too wonder what businesses would do that.
Most things that Facebook does has become disruptive, so this must be a concern to Yammer, etc.

I wonder how they are supposed to keep business and personal separate as it's already blurred, but could become even more hazy.
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I remember an older American Action movie which features a standoff between 2 "gangs". They are in a lockout over a briefcase containing a extra large hard drive with some important data after a fierce firefight and some plain Kung-Fu ars kicking, An older Chinese Boss says something to this extent: The one so who has the keys to the future is the one who has all the Information/Data. We went thru all of this with Big G, $MS and some and such others Ol'......ready.

......mostly larger scale corps(no, not the dead people :)) and All SM is simply blocked where the data could leak. Productivity = 0. Oh, did I update my work FB account 2-day?

FB and other ways to blah-blah, means irresponsible for the masses, You want to "Social"?, grab/pay for lunch. Put a real face on your "post" or "get".
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This could be quite disruptive to the likes of Slack and Yammer.


Methinks it is time for retirement!

I had to look-up what both these were and couldn't see any advantages over what we currently use.
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"FB4Work' may be targeting the bottom companies/persons, who sort of do not allocate any funds for IT/advt.
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"FB4Work' may be targeting the bottom companies/persons, who sort of do not allocate any funds for IT/advt.

That doesn't seem to be the case considering the large global companies that are testing this now. Heineken was mentioned in the article, and they certainly wouldn't fit that description.
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Is this a load of jobsworths and covering my a$$ with "whomsoever" saying "Hey, look at this, it's amazing, look at the possible productivity increases etc" meanwhile everyone yawns and wonders just how the heck they can make it work?

It's strange, I'm in a realworld production situation with several factories employing several thousand people yet we do not find the necessity for all these wondrous non-factory productivity ideas that usually emanate from the USA from people who inevitably know absolutely nothing about my business and production yet claim they can revolutionise it !.!.!

Or am I looking at this from totally the incorrect perspective?
 

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