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09-03-2017

Facebook is Taking the Social Media Network into a New Level by Adding City Guides

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Facebook[1] is the leading social media network on the internet; it has 1.8 million active users and is used all over the world to for connection people. Aside from connecting people around the world this has been a means of small and big business in promoting their brands. They find Facebook so east to use and they even have a paid advertising option that can reach new prospects for their business for a minimal amount. The world’s best social media network has improved over the years, and they will absolutely continue to change as time goes on. Friendster was one of the first social media network but it was outdated and it had no improvement and so it died. Facebook will stick around if they will continue to expand their horizon and upgrade their site to give the users a sizzle on what it can do.

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Reports say that Facebook is getting ready into the tourism market called City Guides. The purpose of this feature is to provide recommendations and suggestions for places to visit in various cities across the globe. It will send you notifications about places of interest you might be gracing your presence. It has also a feature of an upcoming event where you can see if who among your friends will be attending the said event. The feature is still being tested so some of you might not be able to see the new feature enabled.  “We’re testing a redesigned surface on city Pages that showcases information about your city. This content already exists on Facebook, and during this test we’ll be centralizing it in a way that is more personalized and relevant to you. So, this new feature can help people get a better sense of their city, or a city they’re visiting through their friends’ eyes.” [2][3]

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Facebook had been having the check-in feature that is available in their status update but it does not give you a feedback as to what it is like or who went there or who is going there. The City Guides is unlike the check-in feature this is the one that would correct the problem of the check-in feature. It will be so much of a use if you love to travel around the world. It is easy to use, when you tick into a city, you will see a rounded profile pictures of your friends who already visited the place in a row. You can tap the rounded profile pictures and see the places where they have been, the hotels they have checked-in,the restaurants they have eaten, the attractions they have seen, the shops where they have been will appear. It also includes a guide to each city like a list of its tourist attraction where you should go, the places the locals of the city goes. Each item has a bookmark icon to the right, which lets you save the place to a list of favorites. These bookmarked items are available in a “Saved” section at the top of the city’s page. You can also save the city itself, to make a sort of bucket list of places you want to go.[4]

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