For several years there has been chatter about Facebook’s enterprise ambitions and the rumored introduction of an enterprise-facing product that will offer Facebook’s social functionality, but within the context of an internal use case.
For those who have watched the arc of Facebook since its inception, this is a case of back to the future. When Facebook launched (famously as “The Facebook“) it was initially an internal tool for use within Harvard University. Over time that extended to other colleges and eventually globally, but the initial DNA of the company, that of providing a networking platform for a distinct group of users, is still there.
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