Facebook Launching Human-Curated Events Lists in 10 US Cities

Facebook Human curation

Human curation is a big deal for quite a few companies out there, like Apple and its Apple Music streaming platform, and now Facebook is getting in on the action, too, with its live videos.

TechCrunch is reporting that Facebook is rolling out human-curated lists for its Live Events feature, which will be available in the iOS app to start. With Facebook Events, users can setup event pages for things like festivals and more. The pages can also feature signup pages for people to say that they’re interested, that they’ll be attending, or if they won’t be going at all. The pages include all the relevant information, including the date and time the event will be taking place, and shows a list of those that will be attending.

“Starting today, iOS users in 10 US cities will see the option for Featured Events in a carousel atop their list of upcoming soirees. Facebook’s curators will cull through each city’s top art, entertainment, family, festival, fitness, food & drink, learning, community, music, and sports events, and select a few with the capacity to accept some extra foot traffic.”

The new feature, which should be live for iOS users now, is available in the following cities:

  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Dallas
  • Houston
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • New York City
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • Washington, D.C.

In those cities, iOS users will see a new “Featured Events” option that’s available in the Events section. Some users will even get push notifications for the events.

Facebook may be moving towards a human-curated process, but that doesn’t mean the social network is giving up its algorithmically-based curation, too. Facebook will still show events based on interest from individual users, as well as show events based on friends attending an event, and what events a user has attended as well in the past.

For folks that like to keep tabs on what’s going on around them, and attend a variety of events, the new feature should help accomplish that. Facebook plans on supporting other major cities in the near future.

[via TechCrunch]