BEACON TRANSCRIPT – The social media company seems to be outdoing itself by continuously offering users new features and now even Facebook Events gets upgrade.
What does Facebook know about us? Well, everything basically. Everything we like, the place we live or the one where we were born, what school we went to, who our friends are and who we just broke up with are on display for everyone to see. More importantly, for Facebook to see. And while many people somehow see this as an invasion of privacy, Facebook does use our personal information to somehow give us what we need and provide us the answer to many questions.
One of the questions we ask ourselves most often is: “where should I go tonight?” Thanks to the new events upgrade, Facebook will from now on help us find an answer a lot easier and a lot faster. You have the “Suggested for you” section which the page adapts according to all the data it has on you. However, from now on you can choose the timeframe in which you would like to participate to an event. From example you can see what events might be of interest to you today or tomorrow or next week.
The events will be organized on different sections. You can find events in Music or Nightlife, Food & Drinks, Arts, Sports & Fitness or Film & Photography. What’s more is that you can even add you location to the search and Facebook will show you events that are taking place nearby.
Although Facebook doesn’t seem to be earning money from upgrading their Events, they will probably gain even more popularity – if that is possible – as more and more people will turn to this app to find out what they’re doing tonight. The main reason for this is there is no other platform that does this exact thing, as there is no other platform to know so many things about you.
On the other hand, if everything goes well with this feature, the company could make money too in time through advertisers. The only thing it has to do it’s to make sure the users are not going to be spammed with uninteresting or low quality events.
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