It’s difficult to say the last time I actually used Facebook for something other than procrastination. I rarely log on, status updates come about once a month, and in general I’ve found Twitter to be a much better service. However, Facebook’s recent changes may bring it back into my life.
It seemed for a while that Facebook had abandoned the college community that once fostered it, but they seem to be turning back towards university networking now. Under the Groups feature, Facebook has now added a “Groups at (Your University).” I do not know if this feature extends towards high schools, but I would hope not.
Groups at X is an amazing addition to Facebook. It brings back the networking I was looking for when I originally created my account. Based on what I’ve seen, the new Groups feature allows you to connect with people in your major, classes, and even dorms. I no longer have to sift through endless updates from high school and work friends when looking for what’s new on campus.
There are also Groups within Groups at X. Groups for parties, giveaways, campus tips, etc. Allowing the users to create and explore groups of their own is probably the best way to bring Facebook back into the social market. Now I can finally stop wasting my time solely on Twitter.
Screenshot of Groups at Pitt below: