Facebook Unveils Facebook At Work, Lets Businesses Create Their Own Social Networks

Ingrid Lunden, TechCrunch:

About six months ago, we reported that Facebook was working on a new product aimed squarely at the enterprise market under the working title, “FB@Work.” Now that product is officially coming to light: today the company is launching new iOS and Android apps called “Facebook At Work,” along with a version of Facebook at Work accessible via its main website, which will let businesses create their own social networks amongst their employees that are built to look and act like Facebook itself.

An interesting, but not unexpected competitor to the likes of Slack, Yammer, and other social-spun business tools. I love Slack, but I can see the benefit of a system built on top of what everyone already knows.

I’m an advocate for the destruction of email. Any systems that step into the workflow as a replacement for that is more than welcome in my work life.