Facebook- news portal
In the beginning of Facebook its primary purpose was to connect us with the ones we love, people who are far away from us, or with those we haven’t seen in a long time.
Then things changed, and Facebook has lost its aim, because people started to use it as a way to promote their lives, faces, products etc.
Now things are even more different, because Facebook wants to enhance the news feed, so it will become something like news portal.
They are currently testing Notification tab, where you can see meaningful things that happened that day, doesn't matter if it has to do with a certain person on your friend list or any important event in your city/country.
This Notification tab will have eight main sectors, such as: Life Events, Events, Birthdays, Trending Topics, Nearby Places, Today in the Past, News Shared Locally and Nearby Friends.
What still remains unknown is the possibility to choose what you want to see, because logically you are not interested in every single thing that happened that day.
Currently you cannot choose between any of these sectors, so if you want to see only one or two, you will have to go through all of them in order to get to the one you actually want to see. Maybe in the future things will be different, who knows.
The purpose of this function is for users to have a clear picture of what they want to see, and Facebook will try to help them to read and find out everything they want as fast as they can.