Link of the Week: Facebook’s Workplace

Facebook officially launched Workplace earlier this week, which is an extension of their social media platform with more focus on servicing office workers.

Workplace is looking to replace office email and other similar services so that Facebook can be the only communication tool needed at jobs. With it’s large base of up to 1.7 billion users, Facebook is hoping to take advantage of these numbers by making themselves a one-stop place for workers before, after, and during their office hours. It would be interesting to see what sort of side-effects this level of social media embracing would have on work life within publishing, especially for those who try to keep their personal social media sites and their professional lives separate.