Since 2004, Facebook has grown from a networking site for Harvard students to a multibillion-dollar empire encompassing both its flagship platform and newer acquisitions like Instagram and WhatsApp, with billions of users of all ages in every part of the world. In that time, plenty of blogs have been written about Facebook’s potential as a social learning platform.
But, with the revelation that the personal data of at least 50 million users was secretly harvested by a consulting firm working for the Trump campaign, users are having major doubts about whether Facebook can protect their privacy – or if they’re even trying.
So, should organizations forget about using Facebook for learning, or accept that it’s still the top place for people (over 2 billion per month) to connect online?
Based on Sonata Learning’s experience helping organizations deliver training via a range of platforms, including Facebook, we offer the following list of “pro’s” and “con’s”: