Facebook reminded me to watch ‘Bones’ — a show I haven’t liked in seven years

Facebook reminded me to watch 'Bones' — a show I haven't liked in seven years. A year ago data revealed that Facebook users were posting "fewer things about their personal lives for their friends to see," The Information reported. "Kerry Flynn ... is doing homework") or made plans on someone else's wall (ex. "party tonight?") While those Facebook "likes" are leading to strong ad targeting and videos are raking in views, once-active users are turning to share their own memories on rival apps like Snapchat. At the very top of my News Feed on desktop, a note reminded me that the first episode of the final season of "Bones" would be on: Image: facebook screenshot I was startled. First off, I had never seen Facebook alert me in this fashion for something like a TV show. With this message, Facebook is not only asking "What's on your mind?" Back then, "Bones" was not only cool in my mind, but so was filling out my Facebook profile with my favorite TV shows. Image: facebook screenshot Facebook told Mashable that the alert is part of an ongoing test to send "timely reminders about things people want to share."

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Facebook has a sharing problem. A year ago data revealed that Facebook users were posting “fewer things about their personal lives for their friends to see,” The Information reported.

What was once a place where people shared what they were up to (ex. “Kerry Flynn … is doing homework”) or made plans on someone else’s wall (ex. “party tonight?”) has morphed into an algorithmic feed surfacing fake news and pornographic live videos.

While those Facebook “likes” are leading to strong ad targeting and videos are raking in views, once-active users are turning to share their own memories on rival apps like Snapchat.

But a potential solution has arrived. At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Facebook asked me a question. At the very top of my News Feed on desktop, a note reminded me that the first episode of the final season of “Bones” would be on:

Image: facebook screenshot

I was startled. First off, I had never seen Facebook alert me in this fashion for something like a TV show. Secondly, I had no idea that “Bones” was ending. (Sorry, Billy Eichner, missed your sketch until now.)

With this message, Facebook is not only asking “What’s on your mind?” It’s telling you what it thinks could be or…

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