In this series of "why I saved" I'm explaining why I archived various tweets - in this case I didn't keep the tweet but the link to Facebook developing a "Linkedin rival" called FB@work.
The article says Facebook internally uses Groups for work and that they are thinking of upgrading and offering this commercially. This actually means that it is nothing like Linkedin but could possibly be a Yammer-like offer. I kept this link because:
- The fact that Facebook uses its own Groups for in-house corporate collaboration is quite fascinating and I for one had little idea that they did this with such purpose (see this Communicating Effectively at Facebook for a mind-blowing insight).
- It reinforces one of my pet themes - that Facebook is a very sophisticated business. Just how sophistifcated is lost on 99.99% of senior executives of companies I meet who treat it as a juvenile kind of outfit because of their perception of the Facebook audience. It turns out that Facebook is a busienss which outguns their own businesses by an order or magnitude in almost any dimension they might care to name - from HR to data analytics to IT to "digital" to sustainability etc etc etc
Related: It's an interesting "counter" to our oft-said rule that "the CEO thinking Facebook for the enterprise is a certain route to failure"!