Facebook Unveils Facebook At Work, Lets Businesses Create Their Own Social Networks

Building your own Social network is a bold step. However it’s only for employee and employer relations, sort of like a LAN bulletin board from the old days. Will it work? I have my doubts. The idea that employees will log in through a company Facebook page or company page is a non-starter. Why would a company compromise its operations by having employees discuss company issues on a social page?

What’s more companies have their own Enterprise networks and even if you don’t have one, a company can start its own in-house social networking site with a WordPress Theme.

Facebook aims to take on Oracle, which offers Enterprise type social network solutions. However, one must not forget that Oracle solutions are privately held. You don’t surrender any information to an entity like Facebook each time you use it.

TechCrunch

About six months ago, we reported that Facebook was working on a new product aimed squarely at the enterprise market under the working title, “FB@Work.” Now that product is officially coming to light: today the company is launching new iOS and Android apps called “Facebook At Work,” along with a version of Facebook at Work accessible via its main website, which will let businesses create their own social networks amongst their employees that are built to look and act like Facebook itself.

(Facebook At Work is now available for download on iOS, and we’ll update with a links to the Andrid version once it’s live, though both are usable via a limited pilot to start with. Check out Josh’s follow-up story for more screenshots, details on privacy, and analysis.)

Employers can create separate log-ins for employees to use with their Work accounts, or users can link these up with their other profiles to…

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