Facebook has made it easier for its over 900 million users to keep track of upcoming events such as birthdays and parties with a its Events makeover. This comes close on the heels of Google launching feature rich events for its Google Plus social networking service.
The new additions to Facebook events are the Events calendar and a List view that highlight upcoming events so that users can plan well in advance for them.
A note by Facebook engineer Bob Baldwin on the Facebook engineering page said, “Today we announce a new list and calendar view that makes it easier to scan upcoming birthdays, invites and suggested events. Scroll through these events and respond to invites without leaving the page. Suggested events are recommended to you based on your friends, Pages you like, places you’ve checked in at and the apps you use on Facebook.”
This Facebook Events redesign is the result of a Facebook hackathon, where Facebook engineers get together to hack on new ideas and try to build a prototype overnight. The Events hackathon project had started about a year ago.