Funny they used an Unsplash photo of mine for the UI profile image toward the top of the page (https://unsplash.com/@jdsimcoe?photo=GxnyOLTxCr8):
We tried it for a while at Uber, never really caught on. Even though it was basically the exact same interface as regular fb, it felt odd and different. For starters, it's a separate network. I need to have two tabs open, one for work fb and one for personal fb.Secondly, the way I use fb for personal stuff doesn't translate the same for work. Fb is heavily oriented around the news feed, and it's great for consuming all the little entertaining and interesting tid-bits that my friends and extended network share, but at work, the social graph is much smaller, and there just isn't much of anything interesting worth keeping me engaged. People started posting cat videos and stuff, which is awesome of course, but we already do that on regular fb, and there's more of it, so then everyone kinda just stopped. It was strange.
Anyone else notice this is a wordpress site? #weird
That is really odd, especially for a "web" company their size.
Maybe it was the easiest way for the team managing the launch to update the marketing site.
internet.org by facebook is also Wordpress.
In case you're interested, Wordpress VIP has a list of their highest profile clients: https://vip.wordpress.com/clients/
Some pretty surprising ones in there: News Corp, TIME, Skype, Microsoft Studios etc.
Yep, it just can't be wrong.
Why weird? Wordpress is probably the easiest way to run a blog for a company that size. Years of proper documentation, accepts vanilla PHP if necessary, fully customisable, plug-in friendly...etc.
Wordpress is a pretty good CMS if you need something that is easy to setup and easy to use. The marketing site doesn't appear to have any special functionality.
Curious why you're surprised?
I feel like Slack already dominates this zone. I'm also not keen on integrating my Facebook with work related things...am I alone here?
Same, not stoked about pairing the ultimate distraction with a productivity tool.. seems like a tough challenge for FB to figure out.
My understanding is that it's completely separate from normal FB.
Not necessarily. Since there are larger organisations out there are still relies on enterprise solution. Slack is still not done with their enterprise offering. Larger orgs will struggle with a single chat feed to keep track of news and updates (think orgs with 10K+ and up all reacting to a certain update).
That's why solutions like Yammer or Chatter still functions, and integrate well into their respective core offering (office 365 and Salesforce). It'll be interesting to see how they compete on their level in a work environment.
Really digging the (W) logomark. Well done there.
Right! W resembling an @ is like "this will replace email at work."
Note: not necessarily suggesting that will happen.
".. separate from your personal Facebook account.
This is probably the most useful feature.
Wondering why Facebook didn't do this sooner. Seems like a no-brainer in terms of effort
They've been trialling it out as 'Facebook At Work' for a couple of years (https://techcrunch.com/2015/01/14/facebook-at-work-ios-android/) – seems like this is between a rebrand and a broader rollout.
Interesting, thanks for the info!
"Take a video tour" is a 178 MB video..
actually it was fast and helpful too ..
I'm currently a designer at Facebook and really love using Workplace (previously Facebook at Work). Having different groups for the different teams I'm working with has actually been a great way to stay connected and organized. There are also a lot of more casual/fun groups that help facilitate the fun culture. In terms of the news feed...it's actually translated very well, at least for a company the size of FB, making it easy to follow what's happening across the company as a whole.
That is some horribly set type.
Feels a little like Google+ or one of the other big company apps or systems where the only problem it really solves is "we need our own version of X".
I guess competition in a market is good though, Slack has worked well for our team but there's always space for improvement.
I actually like Google+ more than FB. It's a blend of Twitter, and Facebook for me.
Hey Facebook, could you also recreate Jira? Thanks.