Facebook Says Sorry For “Year In Review” Blunder

Photo: Via Facebook.
Some memories are just not worth remembering.
It's a thought Facebook might want to take into consideration in 2015, when they roll out their annual "Year in Review" feature.
The photo slideshow acts as a "best of" from your year on Facebook. But, some users have realized that "Year in Review" also doubles as a "worst of." The feature chooses highlights based on the amount of interactions a specific post has accumulated, and is topped off with the tagline "It’s been a great year! Thanks for being a part of it."
Unfortunately, that wasn't the case for writer Eric Meyer, whose "Year in Review" included the untimely death of his daughter. Meyer wrote about Facebook's slip-up on his website, and the powers that be took notice.
The product manager behind "Year in Review," Jonathan Gheller, reached out to Meyer and apologized for the indiscretion.
""[The app] was awesome for a lot of people, but clearly in this case we brought him grief rather than joy," Gheller reportedly said. "We can do better — I'm very grateful he took the time in his grief to write the blog post." (Mashable)

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