Okay, admit it- you logon to Facebook a little bit more than you should. When the boss isn’t looking, you take a quick peek at your Facebook news feed, chat with your friends, and upload pictures of your kids. You know it’s frowned upon at work, but the urge to keep up with social media is just too strong to resist.
Soon, the desire to overuse Facebook on the job might become a little more accepted. According to official sources, Facebook is testing a new service set to launch very soon. It’s called simply “Facebook at Work” and it may quickly transform the way Facebook is perceived on the job and make social/professional media a little more acceptable to use.
How will Facebook at Work look and how will it differ from the Facebook we have grown to love? Well, according to early information on this new service, it will have the same look and feel as regular Facebook. The main difference is that it will be designed and operated as a professional service rather than a social media. It will be completely separate from your regular Facebook account and that means you can still chat away and say things you wouldn’t normally say at work while on your existing social media Facebook, then switch gears and speak in your most professional voice while on Facebook at Work.
Facebook at Work will likely transform the professional aspect of networking online and will certainly pose a threat to LinkedIn and similar professional services. Apparently, Facebook employees are already using this new platform at Work and have been for some time. If it catches on, it could grab significant market share from LinkedIn and you can bet that upper management at LinkedIn and other online professional service companies are starting to feel the heat.
No word on when Facebook at Work will become available for users around the world, but expect to hear more about this professional networking media site very soon.
Copyright 2014, Bryan Carey