Memorable status updates haven’t even gone live as a feature yet, and users are already protesting it, on a page with 1,108 fans as of this writing.
The page shrewdly asks Facebook to either get rid of the feature or let users control which of their own status updates are truly memorable.
We couldn’t agree more, although we prefer the latter: Let us or our friends pick the best posts, rather than giving the power of selection to some bot that doesn’t even incorporate the site’s own metrics for popularity and engagement. We don’t know why like and comment tallies don’t yet factor into the selection, but their obvious absence only makes it all the more ironic when the posts are called memorable.
This test feature is actually a reincarnation of memorable stories, which appeared on Facebook a couple of times and disappeared. The current version, focused on status updates, has remained on the site for a couple of weeks, and a growing number of users have gained the ability to see it. Most people we’ve heard from have agreed that nothing about the chosen status updates is memorable, as the selection appears very random.
So we’re rooting for this feature to become less random and more, well, memorable. Readers, what do you think about memorable status updates on Facebook?
Props to Rose J. Mort for the tip!