What a great idea! Facebook has released private groups for family only. This way you can keep in touch with your family over Facebook without your entire friends list knowing what you’re talking about.
There’s a new landing page on Facebook that’s designed to get families involved in sharing updates, photos, and videos on the social network. The extended family group invite page, available here, lets you create a private group for your family by inviting current Facebook members and entering in the email addresses of those who have yet to join.
Is Facebook after Grandma and Grandpa now that they have mom and dad? You bet.
Creating a family group is simple. After clicking this link, you’ll notice the name of the group has already been filled in for you based on whatever your last name is (assuming you’re currently logged into Facebook, that is…and aren’t we always?). You can edit the name if you like or leave it as is.
I’m off to give it a whirl – even though not a lot of my family is on Facebook (we’ve all been using Geni.com instead).
This from ReadWriteWeb.