Facebook Campus is a new social networking space for students within specific college communities. Welcome (back) to TheFacebook.
Call it nostalgia, or call it opportunity. The truth is that Facebook’s unstoppable quest to gain (or regain) more users is now driving the social media giant to consider a new social networking space for students.
Facebook began at Harvard University as a students-only social network called “TheFacebook.” Today, the platform is going straight back to its origins. Facebook Campus is reported to be “an exclusive space” for members of certain college communities.
Facebook is working on “Campus”, a new space exclusive for college students
There will be Groups, Events, etc for “Campus” spaces pic.twitter.com/cfEwubLxTt
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) April 9, 2020
“Campus is an exclusive space for only you and the students in your college community. Your college email gives you access to Campus groups, events and more.”
The return to Facebook’s roots prompted amusement on social media, with one user commenting: “And when Zuckerberg saw the breadth of his domain, he wept, for there were no more apps to conquer.”
A Facebook spokesperson refused to confirm or deny the project, saying: “We’re always working to improve the Facebook experience for students, but have nothing to announce at this time.”
So, just a rumor? Probably not, as shown in the response to a reporter from The Telegraph that was signed “a spokesperson from TheFacebook”. High in symbolism, isn’t it?