You may never see updates from pages – because you never interact with them – but it’s cool to know when and where they might be hosting an event, right? No worries, Facebook has taken care of this.
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Facebook has debuted a new mechanism that helps you stay in the know about what’s happening nearby, because, hey, even though you’re not following your favourite band’s updates, you would still love to go to a concert that will take place somewhere near.
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The new mechanism is basically a “subscribe” button, which then sends you notification each time there’s an event happening nearby. You can either find it by visiting a Facebook page or directly through your homepage, by clicking on the “events” section and then selecting the “subscribed” option. There, you can select the pages you want to follow and get notified for regarding upcoming events.
According to Techcrunch, this new feature was the brainchild of the continuous rants of musicians against Facebook. The former saw their reach drop (whose hasn’t?), which could account for poor ticket sales and overall visibility.
With this move, Facebook aims to pave the way to reconciliation with musicians and artists and give them back some love. It will also help users keep in touch with pages they really care for, as they will have to choose whether to opt-in to use the notification service.
Do you think it will succeed?
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