It could make us more willing to express how we feel. Or you could say it over-simplies our complex moods and lives. But today the Facebook status update box began offering the option to “share how you’re feeling or what you’re doing” through a drop-down menu of emoticons and media. We’re entering a more structured era of communication, where both friends and big data know exactly how we tick.
As if Nielsen ratings could become any more useless.
It’s like the different moods that used to be on MySpace profiles, if MySpace had been around during the era of big data. I hate it, but it’s going to tell Facebook so much about everyone’s habits.
If people start using it, I bet this feature shows up on the Facebook Home lock screen.