Why Is Facebook Prompting Users To Add Life Events To Their Timelines?

InformationSign650Whether its motives are related to advertising, Graph Search, the overall user experience, or a combination of those examples, Facebook continues to come up with ways to prod users to add more information to their Timelines.

The latest example was shared by reader Guillaume Baratte of KRDS, a Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer, who shared the screenshots below, in which he was prompted to add life events such as “bought a house,” “bought a car,” “registered as an organ donor,” and “quit smoking” to his Timeline.

Facebook also began testing a LinkedIn-like option for users to add their professional skills in September, and we reported in May that users were being asked if they had seen movies and TV shows or read books.

Readers: Have you seen any similar prompts for information?

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