Along with your current notifications, you’ll also be able to see the following:
Milestones friends might have, like birthdays or life events
Sports scores or TV show reminders, which rely on pages you’ve followed
Upcoming events you’ve accepted invitations to via Facebook
Movies playing near you
“The most awesome stage”
Last year, Facebook's VP of Design thought the TNW Conference main stage was the best she'd ever been on.
Your current notification settings won’t change, and Facebook is promising granular control over these new items.
It’s more noise, but those whose lives revolve around Facebook might be happy with it. The app is already pretty power consumptive (even without the recent problems), so be sure you can afford the battery drain before going all-in with more notifications.
➤ A More Useful Notifications Tab on Mobile [Facebook]