BEACON TRANSCRIPT – According to the company’s recent declaration, Facebook introduces new ‘On This Day’ features. Users will have the possibility to change the persons they want to be showcased in the picture, as well as the dates in the post.
Facebook is an amazing online program. Without knowing it, the social network has become an active member of our lives. If Facebook could speak, it would probably say that it has witnessed some of the most important events in our lives. From birthday parties to wedding days, Facebook has seen them all and like a loving family member it preserves all these photos somewhere in a remote album covered with dust.
And just like an annoying family member, Facebook takes this photo album out to let our new acquaintances see how ugly we used to be when we were children or rebellious teenagers. This is the ‘On This Day’ feature, which skims through our past memories and randomly selects one that Facebook considers to be of great importance to us.
Except most of the times, it isn’t so. Some users have complained that the ‘On This Day’ feature has brought painful memories back to them. And I’m not referring to severe cases of hangover, but rather to past moments users shared with ex-partners or deceased family members.
Given the recent complaints, Facebook has decided to change the ‘On This Day’ feature and allow users to select the pieces of information that will be displayed on their timeline. These changes can be effected from the Preferences menu, where users can select the persons to be included in the pic. Also, Facebook gives users the possibility to select the dates that will be posted on the commemorative photo.
Facebook spokespersons have acknowledged that the commemorative option can be dreadful sometimes, especially when a deceased person is involved. It was for this reason that the social network has completely eliminated the “Year in Review” feature.
The option prompted users with some of the most popular pics in their Facebook collection, reminding them of the most important events in the respective year. Unfortunately, there have been several users, who have accused Facebook of causing them moral prejudices by reminding them of their deceased family members. Consequently, the “Year in Review” feature was eliminated.
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