Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Facebook Messenger suggests what to talk about with “Conversation Topics” feature | TechCrunch

Tbd if it'll go full ELIZA mode and, e.g., encourage you to text your mom; also see Facebook Messenger's New 'Conversation Topic' Feature Seems Creepy and Bad (Gizmodo)

"Facebook Messenger may have already hit the billion-user club this past summer, but the company is always looking for new ways to increase app usage. The latest attempt is the introduction of “conversation topics” on Messenger – a feature offering suggestions about what to talk about with friends. These conversation starters appear to rely on Messenger’s connection to Facebook’s larger social network, as they reference things your friends have done lately – like where they’ve been, or events they plan to attend, for example.

The feature was spotted this weekend on the iOS app by Chris Messina, who posted to Twitter about the new conversation starters."
Facebook Messenger suggests what to talk about with “Conversation Topics” feature | TechCrunch
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