Instead of an uninspired list of events that you probably have no desire attending, you’re met with a nice interface that lets you take on a sort of choose your own adventure role to mapping out your evenings or weekends.
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You can specify when it is you’re looking to get out of the house — whether it’s today, tomorrow, this weekend, or next — as well as just what you’d like to do. Sections include: music, food and drinks, nightlife, sports and fitness, fine arts and crafts, community, film and photography, performing arts and causes.
In addition, there’s a new “Suggested for You” section that algorithmically plans your dream night — or at least a pub crawl with dozens of drunk locals — based on the data Facebook has about you.
The platform still isn’t perfect, but it’s a huge step in the right direction that could see Facebook eventually taking the lead in social planning in a much more intuitive way than services like, say, Eventbrite.
But, overall it’s a huge improvement.
➤ Extroverts Rejoice! Now Facebook Finds You Parties [TechCrunch]