Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has forever wanted you to – if possible – even live on their social platform. Let’s see their future latest move to persuade you to do that, and why you might want to think twice before getting everything on its site.
Don’t have time to read a link and see if it’s worth posting or not? You need not worry any longer. Recent leaked mobile screenshots have shown that a new feature that would allow Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) users to save interesting links inside the social platform could be in the works. Apparently, in these photos there is a ‘Saved’ tab with a small bookmark icon sitting below ‘Find Friends’ under the apps section of the site.
Earlier this year, Facebook Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced the News Feed Tool, saying it wanted the social media site to introduce what would ideally become “the best personalized newspaper in the world.” Over the past year, redesigns to its News Feed have been made as to give shared articles more prominence and visibility to users on their homepage. Also, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is said to be building a new service known internally as ‘Reader,’ which will display user content in a new visual format created for mobile devices.
In addition to this effort would come this leaked ‘Save for Later’ feature. The bookmark button that shows on the leaked photographs sits next to articles in the users’ News Feed, allowing them to save interesting stories for later in one click. Now, Facebook Inc wants to be a one-stop shop for everything. And everything means everything – from organizing events and socializing, to playing games and reading the news. A whole world in which to live.
Facebook Inc and media monitoring
Zuckerberg’s dream to have people spending more time on Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is becoming real, but people are also doing it on other social-media platforms such as Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) or Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)‘s YouTube. Now the U.S. government has taken note and wants to keep an eye on what every user does there. Public Facebook posts, along with tweets and videos, could be subject to constant scrutiny as media monitoring is becoming more and more a key aspect of national security efforts.
The federal government is looking for a firm that “continuously monitors social media content on a daily basis in near real time and provide web-based, online media metrics and reporting capabilities.” According to a contract document, the contractor must provide 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week monitoring and part of the job will be to gauge the sentiment and tone of different posts and to determine the reach.
Now, you might think twice before feeling social. If the option will soon be available for Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) users to save posts for later, the time will probably come when the federal government has access to what users are thinking about posting or sharing some other time.