Facebook Adds Community Pages

Facebook now offers Community Pages for people to connect more easily with others on the social network who share similar interests. Community Pages are intended to be an alternative to Facebook Pages for businesses, organizations and public figures. The aim is to let users create unofficial pages around topics, themes or ideas that don’t fit easily into Facebook Groups.

Still in beta, the new initiative will allow Facebook users to link information from their profile pages directly to community pages about related interests, affiliations and favorite activities, according to a company blog post.