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What’s the fun in having a lot of data if you don’t end up using it? Facebook has information on over 900 million people, and the data alone isn’t interesting.
It looks like the social network is starting to put some of the data to good use. As Techie-Buzz spotted, Facebook is showing you how many of your friends have recently logged in and the last time you posted a status update.
Have a look:
Facebook tends to push small features like this into a small group of users for testing purposes, but this hasn’t hit my account yet.
It’s interesting to see what Facebook is trying to do when it comes to getting its userbase more engaged. Recently, the company started showing us trending videos to try and bring more activity to News Feed items that we may have missed.
We’ve reached out to Facebook for a comment, but have yet to hear back.
Does getting a reminder that you haven’t posted in two days make you want to do so? Let us know in the comments.
Also, be sure to drop us an email to [email protected] if you see any interesting or new features on Facebook.
UPDATE: A Facebook spokesperson told us:
We’re constantly testing new features and have nothing more to share at this time.
Basically, it’s what we thought.
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