Chegg Announces New Facebook Integration
Education app launched for course selection advice, connecting college students nationwide
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chegg today announced a new integration with Facebook to expand its social education platform within the social epicenter. The new app will give Chegg users the ability to share their college course selection – past and present - on Facebook with only the touch of a button.
The app will be available to all students and will initially start with course listings for more than 1,000 colleges and universities and continue to expand. The app will also allow students who use Chegg and Facebook within these universities to share previous or current course selection on Facebook using a simple widget embedded within their Chegg profile.
The integration with Facebook significantly expands Chegg's reach through the most widely used social site in the world. With this feature, students who are already on Facebook can now connect to others via their courses. Unlike any other company in the education space, Chegg now provides tools and resources to students in ways that fit into their everyday lives 365 days a year.
"Our mission has always been to save students time, save money and help them get smarter," said Dan Rosensweig, president and CEO of Chegg. "With this new integration, we're extending our social education platform so students can connect with even more students to make smart choices about their courses in the largest social community – Facebook."
Chegg is among the first to introduce education focused apps at Facebook's f8 developer conference.
To learn more about Chegg's social education platform and its network of services, go to www.chegg.com.
Chegg, the social education platform, is transforming the way millions of students learn by connecting them to the people and tools needed to succeed in college. Students on more than 7,000 campuses nationwide use Chegg 365 days a year for: Homework help, Course selection, Note taking, Textbook and e-textbook rentals and Daily deals. As a part of the company's philanthropic efforts, Chegg is dedicated to its Chegg For Good program, where it does good for education, the environment and various communities. Since its founding in 2007, Chegg's growth has made it one of Silicon Valley's most successful start-ups. From starting as a purely textbook rental company to evolving into the education network, Chegg is disrupting (and enhancing) education for millions of students. For more information, visit www.chegg.com/.
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