Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) unveiled Campus, a new product targeted at students. The company specially designed Campus allowing interaction between the students of the same college or school.
How students will benefit from Campus?
Students in the campus can interact with fellow students, and access new feeds specific to that campus. They can also enroll in Campus chat and other groups of the college. It also allows access to the campus directory to find friends or other students.
How to join Facebook Campus?
The students can join the Campus by giving their school email id like .edu email and year of graduation. After joining, the students can create their profile and include photos. They can also remove or add hometown, classes, minor, dorm, and major. More information allows them to find suitable classmates. The main target of Facebook is to know what they discuss, and their interests to frame the ads.
Project Manager of Campus at Facebook, Charmaine Hung said the company a separate campus because students may not want to share information specific to the college on a public platform.
Facebook develops pilot Campus for 30 universities
Facebook developed the pilot Campus for the 30 universities that comprise Vassar, University of Louisville, Virginia Tech, Northwestern, and Johns Hopkins. However, Harvard University is not included in the Campus. It does not allow interaction of students between the universities. For now, Campus allows interaction between the students of the same institute.
If a student blocks another person on his or her Facebook profile, the same settings are applicable for Campus. Likewise, if a person violates the community standards of Facebook, such a person won’t be allowed to join back in the section.
Introduces poll worker recruitment
Facebook added a poll worker recruitment push in its newsfeed. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, said its platform will add a space for the poll recruitment initiative. The Facebook users aged 18 and above, in the US will start seeing a notification in their Newsfeeds from this weekend. Its voting information center, which is a center for election resources in the US, will also carry this message.
Facebook and other companies like Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX), Target, and Microsoft are offering paid leave to the employees, who want to volunteer in the election process of the US.