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Facebook is debuting featured events, which will offer recommendations—think rock shows, biking meetups, museum exhibition openings, etc.—based on human curation rather than an algorithm.
Previously, the digital giant only made event suggestions based on users' and their friends' interests via an automated system. Now, users will see both human-based and machine-based recommendations.
A Facebook blog post today described how the new element works: "Featured events are selected by a team at Facebook to show people fun local things happening in specific cities.