Facebook launched a Comedy on Facebook Page last week and has since gained about 550 Likes.The Wall is filled with links to funny videos spoofing everything from the World Cup’s vuvuzela horns to North Korea’s Kim Jong-il to Mark Zuckerberg himself.
The Page is apparently in its beginning stages, as the Info tab notes, “Right now, we are just posting hilarious videos, photos, and links we find on our news feeds and around the web, but pretty soon we will have exclusive content, featured user submissions, and more! Stay tuned!”
So far, other than fresh Wall comedy content, the site has a list of eight favorite Pages on Facebook, including popular favorites like Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.
Facebook has launched a variety of other company-run Pages for various entities and concepts, including recent ones for its virtual currency, Credits, and another for the U.S. Congress. The overall point seems to be to help users find interesting information related to anything they might care about, in a more pointed way than having friends and third parties share this information on their own. However, by featuring exclusive content and user submissions, this Page appears to have ambitions to be something more like a comedy web site — the sort of vertical-focused role that Facebook has avoided filling for years.
Article courtesy of Inside Facebook