How do you feel? Will you share it? Facebook officially announced its enhanced status update product, which allows users to share what they’re doing or how they’re feeling in a structured and visual way.
When users go to create a post on desktop, Facebook will offer a new smiley face icon next to the options for adding friends, location or an image. This produces a drop down menu of options: “feeling,” “watching,” “reading,” “listening to,” “drinking” and “eating.”
These new post types would lend themselves well to Sponsored Stories. Entertainment companies or publishers might want to pay to promote activity that mentions their film or book, for example. CPG brands or restaurants could sponsor “eating” or “drinking” stories that mention them.
Is this change due to a new human observation? Or is this merely a way to get brands into our posts?
Via: Inside Facebook