- Lore, the social-networking tool for academics, has launched new "Academic Groups" features targeting on-campus clubs and other organizations.
- The rollout includes a Facebook-style system for comments on discussions and events.
- Users will also be able to share files with other users via a media library, as well as search for books by titles or ISBN and add events to a calendar.
From the article:
"... Lore, originally called Coursekit, was launched in December 2011 by three former University of Pennsylvania students. It uses a Facebook-like interface and lets college and university students and instructors share resources. The interface gives users the option of posting a status update; a link; media (upload photos, link to video, or upload audio); files; questions; or blogs. It also lets users like or comment on posts, with the ability to search all posts, search just student posts, or search just instructor posts. Users can also search by event, theme, type, or month. In addition, Lore lets users chat in real-time through instant messaging. ..."