Five-Star Ratings System
Some one-sided conversations on Facebook are about to become two-sided, as the social network revealed late Friday that page administrators will be able to comment on public reviews of their pages for places, with full rollout slated to wrap up “in the next week or so.”
Facebook may be experimenting with new locations for Open Graph actions such as “want to watch,” which it debuted last March for posts from applications, and which were added to posts and lists from friends’ Timelines later that month.
Facebook appears to have enhanced the information available via its five-star ratings system for pages, offering a breakdown of users’ ratings, as well as displaying pages’ average ratings under their names.
Recommendations are a huge part of Graph Search. When users seek restaurants or bookstores their friends have liked, Facebook shows the average amount of stars their friends have assigned when rating those places. Previously, star ratings were available only through mobile and through random sidebar polling, but Inside Facebook noticed that Facebook recently added the ability to visit pages from desktop and rate them.
Some Facebook users are seeing detailed explanations of the five-star ratings system the social network uses to allow users to rate places.
Recently, Facebook began rolling out a global redesign of its mobile location pages. The intention of this redesign seems to be focused not only on making it easier to find business’ physical locations, but also simplifying interactions between users and businesses on Facebook mobile.
Facebook is testing a host of new open graph actions for content involving subjects like books, movies, and television, including “rate,” “quote,” “wants to read,” and “wants to watch,” developer Tom Waddington pointed out to sister blog Inside Facebook.
Recommendations from friends are one of the major components of the graph search feature Facebook introduced Tuesday, and the social network is preparing for the rollout of graph search by sprucing up the appearance of its recommendation stories.