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Facebook goes back to campus with new platform

/ 03:49 PM September 14, 2020

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Facebook Campus wants to be able to connect students studying at the same university. Image: Facebook via AFP Relaxnews.

Facebook has introduced Campus, a brand new platform for students.

Campus, inaugurated in about 30 American universities, allows students to meet online for work or entertainment. Call it a social network within the network.

Facebook Campus aims to bring students together according to their common interests, such as studies and leisure. From organizing events to discussion groups and chatrooms, the principle and tools are the same as in Facebook. Campus is also presented as a section in its own right within the Facebook application, but with a different profile.


To register, each student will have to provide their university email address. Once the Campus profile has been configured, students can take advantage of a space specially dedicated to their university. The user can also browse through the university’s directory to create a directory of friends and classmates. Of course, absolutely no shared content leaves the Campus field.

With the COVID-19 pandemic, many students will be studying at a distance and Campus can be there to bring them together, if not physically, then at least virtually.

Facebook Campus represents a fun return to the roots for Facebook as Mark Zuckerberg originally created the network to connect with other students and create true directories specific to each university. Since then, his project has grown and taken on a whole new direction. CC



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TOPICS: COVID-19 pandemic, Education, Facebook, Online learning
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