Facebook is one of those social media networks that one simply cannot have enough of, right? So even when one comes to think of issues like some matters with advertising and the cookie policies and even matters that dabble on the political-economic hinges such as the recent controversy in Australia, you don’t give it much of a thought. Those who happen to hang out on Facebook will, no matter what, hang out on Facebook.
And perhaps none of that would change in the imminent or long-term future, given the massive popularity of the famous social communication app.
Here’s some food for thought. Think of it, implicit in the extensive basket of features on the famous American social media network is the significance of groups. Yes, Facebook groups. Surely, while you can connect with friends over Facebook by making use of the Messenger app and even make calls, the one salient feature that makes Facebook a truly one-of-a-kind app is the presence of groups.
Groups that span multiple areas and divergent interests, truly speaking!
Regardless of who you are and what your interest area, the ideal way for the common user where it comes to building friendships, growing interactivity, developing conversation and engineering exchange of ideas is by using Facebook groups.
Whether you are a fan of the world’s divergent culinary culture, are an auto enthusiast, love Formula 1, love forming memes on all things- world culture, politics, religion, faith (to quote a few), there’s always a Facebook group for something or the other.
What can be better than bringing your thoughts and ideas in front of a larger worldly window than hanging out on Facebook’s groups?
In that regard, the global media came out with an interesting stat associated with Facebook groups. Rather, call it a mind-boggling stat connected with Facebook groups. So just what is it that we are talking about?
Well, as it turns out, a recent report dealing with the role played by online communities in people’s lives says that no fewer than 1.8 billion individuals use Facebook groups per month.
Imagine that! Ever thought about the sheer scale of that number?
Furthermore, it’s interesting to note what a noted website dealing with social media trends and culture unearthed and expanded on the developing story.
A report from NYU’s The Governance Lab examines how Facebook Groups allow people to form meaningful communities they often wouldn’t have the opportunity to offline.
Of those involved in the study, 77% say the most important group they’re part of now operates online.
To elaborate further, some salient findings of the research conducted by the NYU’s The Goverance lab brought to life the following dynamics:
More than 1.8 billion people use Facebook Groups every month. There’s over 70 million admins and moderators running active Facebook groups. More than half of all users are in five or more groups. The median number for respondents’ most important group — online or offline — ranges from 25 to 100 people.
Now that being said, what’s key to understand in regards with Facebook groups is to sense that regardless of form or nature of a group, by being part of one, a person is able to develop a strong sense of belonging. Furthermore, several groups, the finding of the said research shared, happn to attract those members and leaders that could find themselves marginalized in their local communities and life.
In that regard, the fact that Facebook groups engender conversation and give a voice to those who hardly have one in public or private forums, is such a gain. What do you reckon?