Facebook equips admins to protect and analyze their Groups


Facebook sees Groups as the core of its push to “build community,” as Mark Zuckerberg detailed in his 6,000-word humanitarian manifesto. So today at its Communities Summit in Chicago, where it assembled 300 admins of top Groups, Facebook is making good on Zuckerberg’s promise to give admins more tools to manage their flocks. These include Group analytics, membership request filtering, removed member clean-up, scheduled posts and group-to-group linking.

These tools automate or facilitate the busy work that Group admins were already slogging through manually to assist their constituencies. Their rollout should increase the sharing of resonant content as well as the sense of tight-knit camaraderie and vulnerability in groups — ranging from activist leagues to patient support…

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