Friday 31 October, 2014

Facebook now ‘suggests’ events you might like

Published On: Sat, Dec 31st, 2011 | Social Media | By BioNews

A new Facebook feature ‘suggests’ events based on those your friends are attending, but you haven’t been invited to.

The new feature – currently under test, but now rolled out to almost all Facebook users – predicts events using not only your friends list, but also your tastes in music and venues you have visited.

The site ‘invites’ you to nights out that people on your friends list are attending – without waiting for them to ask you first.

It also finds events based Facebook pages you like, or events hosted by friends.

The tab – which opens up under the normal Events tab when you click on it – suggests a random assortment of events friends are attending, including nights out at the pantomime.

The events appear as a brief description, a picture and a line explaining your connection to the event – often simply that one friend off your friends list has indicated that they might attend.

Users can then click to say, ‘Yes’ or ‘Maybe’ to attending the event that Facebook has invited them to.

“The optimistic will see this as Facebook encouraging offline interaction – prising web junkies off their internet connections and out into the real world,” the Daily Mail quoted tech site The Register as saying.

“Critics see it as one more freaky Facebook mind game that reveals just how much the site knows about you and your life,” it said. (ANI)

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