According to the social platform:
“Questions is designed so that anyone on Facebook can help you find the answer. For example, when you ask a question and your friends answer or follow, their friends can see and answer it, too.
You can get recommendations on restaurants, music, and more!”
So far I’ve seen politics, Mac vs PC, whether or not Facebook should have an unlike button, what you’re doing tonight, innie or outie, and definitely the more they promised. All you have to do is click on “questions” on the left-hand side of your home page and you’ll find more information than you probably ever need.
My newsfeed was overrun with them on Friday afternoon and it was getting quite annoying. But things seemed to have settled down since then.
It’s too early to say whether or not they’ll work, but I can see them as a HUGE market research tool.
For instance, what to know if people will buy your new product? Ask a Facebook question. Want to understand people’s purchase habits? Ask. Want to know how people consume your media? Ask!
The best part? No one can edit your questions and rate an answer. People can add more answers to the poll, but that is the only editing that can happen.
Even though this is one step closer to Facebook achieving Global Domination before me, I think there will be some value in the questions. Assuming, of course, people don’t take advantage and they overrun your newsfeed. And Facebook needs to make it a better user experience. But all-in-all, I think the pros outweigh the cons.