Facebook to unveil 'Big Idea' at mysterious event on 20th June
Guess what? Facebook is about to be in the press again, but this time it'll be intentional..or at least I expect they hope so!
Why I hear you ask? Well I recommend you put 20th June in you diary to find out, because yes there's another Facebook press event happening, this time at their Menlo Park HQ in California.
Now, Facebook normally sends out its press invites via email, but not for this upcoming event, these invites came the old-fashioned way...in the post.
ABC News posted an image of the invite today and said "Facebook seems to have even more products up its sleeve!". The invite, which keeps with the Facebook tradition of non-specific and no-frills, simply said “A small team has been working on a big idea. Join us for coffee and learn about a new product.”
When Facebook launched hashtags this week, they said that it was part of a bigger move to “bring public conversations to the forefront.” They also said it was just the beginning of a series of future roll outs to help with these public conversations. Hot on the heels of releasing this new feature and the roll out of its new iPhone and Android features, we know it will be a new product launch of some sort, but that’s about it.
There have been a few rumors about Facebook releasing major product updates over the past few weeks now, and Facebook did say earlier this week that it would be making additional announcements over the coming weeks about its public conversation features.
Greg Lindley wrote on Facebook's blog this week "We'll continue to roll out more features in the coming weeks and months, including trending hashtags and deeper insights, that help people discover more of the world's conversations."...however, Facebook did not hold an event this week for the hashtag release.
So who knows what Facebook have up their sleeve, whatever it is they have planned, you can be sure that with all this mystery and secrecy it must be good. We will all have to wait until the day of this mysterious event!