Was the F8 all that great? Last Campus Tech Connection (#CTCX) show @julieclarsen & I chatted about the new features of the most social network around the world – Facebook. There are some changes happening to this online space that can have great implications for Student Affairs and Higher Ed professionals who uses theses spaces with their campus communities, professional networks and personal spheres. During the episode we discussed a few of the upgraded Facebook features.
Here’s a quick summary of what’s changed:
- A new Subscribe button, allowing you to follow people you aren’t friends with, plus filter the amount of information you get from current friends.
- Improved friends lists - easier way to group people into lists, including via semi-automated “smart lists.”
- A News Ticker that streams a constant flow of user updates in a sidebar (on top of your chat bar).
- A newspaper-like relevancy filter for your Facebook homepage.
- Instant sharing of what you read, listen to and watch.
- A new Timeline profile (a colorful history of you and your “life events”).
- Small change in how multiple photos are displayed in timeline
Listen to the podcast here:
Some other good reads we discussed:
Facebook’s ticker privacy scare, and what you should do about it | Naked Security http://bit.ly/qmlelc
What It Would Look Like If Facebook Was Honest About Its New Changes | Happy Place http://bit.ly/rh81TL
Since this is new, we would LOVE to hear your thoughts about the Facebook changes and how they are impacting you, your campus and students. Feel free to post a comment, email firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up to join us LIVE on a future #CTCX show:
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The Campus Tech Connection will be back LIVE on October 10, 2011 at our NEW time 12-1 pm CST. Joining us will be our friends from avisoapp.com to share with how their company supports student interaction with their advisor to Plan. Collaborate. Succeed.