The fact is, this could well be news you can use.
But here’s a scenario in which all that “intelligence” can stand to really benefit Facebook’s users. If you use the social network avidly, you can be sure it already “gets” you in uncanny ways.
But there is something that would make this service better: allowing users to see friends of their friends. It could make dating a bit safer and more comfortable — and encourage better behavior — if people meeting for the first time had friends in common. And it’s at least possible, if not probable, that people with common friends would be more likely to get along, have similar values and interests, and so on.
Facebook’s practices have earned it censure and the wariness of its users. Many have abandoned it altogether. But this new feature is an example of exactly how the social network should be using the information we share — to help users make their lives fuller, happier and healthier.
It’s a service I bet a lot of people will like.