Facebook wants you to have a greater notification tab and this is why the company is planning on making notifications to be more personal and abundant. The Facebook experience needs to be a rich one of it is intended to remain as one of the most dominant in social media, so it comes as no surprise that the company wants to make these changes.
So how are notifications going to be more personal? First of all, they stick to your personal needs: the news that you search for every day, your closest friends both online and in real life, but it is also going to keep track of new events in your life or places that you have been visiting recently. The main idea is for Facebook to have a relatively accurate view of your life and also keep you up to date with anything social that is going on.
This is what is commonly known as a server-side change and it has been implemented for both Android and iOS devices since today. Our best bet is that Facebook is really interested in geo-targeting: seeing what people are looking for, where they are looking for it and where from are they looking for it. It is an approach that broadens the company’s perspective and keeps it up to date with every user’s desires.
The only issue that anybody might have with this new feature is mostly related to privacy. It is no secret that Facebook is really getting into our lives and generating social actions or even fear like the one of missing out. The new notification features can do nothing more than to intrude a little bit more, keep you up to date with everything and even make you sorry that you are not going to an event or buying a specific thing that everyone else is buying.
The bad news is that there is no actual way for us to stop these procedures. The moment we sign up with a specific product we also have to agree with that company’s terms and conditions. Terms and conditions pretty much rule the world right now because, let’s be honest, nobody reads them. So we agree to give our personal information unwillingly most of the time. Facebook does it, Apple does it, Microsoft does it.
In the end, Facebook wants you to have a greater notification tab and it promises to give you a better experience, but it is questionable if we want this experience knowing that it can get so personal.
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