We all know that Facebook will do anything (legally)possible to get more information about their user so this shouldn’t come as a surprise.
Facebook is once more trying to get its users to share more about themselves in between all their link shares, photos and videos. This is one of it’s latest features for web and mobile called “Did You Know”. It asks you random questions to extract some info(s) you might never willingly share with anyone yourself. You’ll find the new section when you visit your profile page, waiting for you to answer a few fun (perhaps silly) questions like who your favorite superhero is, your favorite sport, hidden talent, what day of the week you’d rather be and what your absolute dream job is.
It has being observed that people are gradually backing away from statuses and focus more on sharing articles, videos and photos, this feature offers an opportunity for users to answer questions about themselves more directly. So many of Facebook’s recent efforts to change how people customize their profiles have seemed to get buried in the clutter
“The feature is all a tad reminiscent of what tbh was doing to integrate asking users light and friendly questions about their friends. This is the other side of the coin, asking users to talk more about themselves” Techcrunch said.
You are at liberty to scan through questions to find one you are willing to answer, and when you do, you can post it as a colorful status update to your wall to share with your friends. Or, you can set the privacy to “Only Me” and keep your replies to yourself.
Facebook is obviously looking to explore how it can encourage users to get more comfortable answering questions about themselves and their friends. It’s obvious why they would want to build this type of relationship, but whether they’ll or will not find success with this new profile feature is still uncertain.