Facebook Asks Users Whether Places Are Duplicated

Facebook has said that it wants to phase out places in favor of location tagging, and one great way to start is to ask users for help eliminating duplicates.

Facebook has said that it wants to phase out places in favor of location tagging, and one great way to start is to eliminate duplicates. The social network started adding suggestions on possible duplicate pages, preceded by the question, “Did you mean?”



In the example above, there are apparently two pages for a bar in Buffalo, N.Y., called Blue Monk.

The page labeled Blue Monk is unclaimed, and right next to the description and location, it reads, “Did you mean Let Blue Monk Open?”

The Let Blue Monk Open page, meanwhile, has an owner, although it is not being maintained and updated. And there is no reference to the existence of the Blue Monk page.

Readers, have you ever suggested content for someone else’s Facebook page?

Special thanks to Kevin Evanetski for pointing this out.