Facebook Community Pages Feature Bing Maps

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Facebook’s new “Community Pages” are places where Facebook users can share common interests and experiences. These will function sort of like Wikipedia pages within the social network. Initially, they’ll actually source some of their material from Wikipedia. But later, as Community Page members contribute to these micro-sites, there will be even more information featured on each page, transforming them into rich resources of data around that topic.

Some sample topics already available now include Cooking, Cycling, and Hiking, for example. There are several others, too. In face, Facebook has 6.5 million pages available right now.

If the page features a geographic area, the Community Page will include a map of that location using the Bing Maps Platform. The map is fully navigable as it would be on the web, including the ability to pan and zoom.

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