Facebook has announced a press event on this upcoming Thursday, June 20th. Very little information was given as to what to expect, however, the invitation does mention a “new product”.
Probably the strangest part of the mysterious event was how it was announced. Members of the press received invitations by mail. Not email, snail mail. Cards were mailed out physically in a quaint nod to the days before you could overshare with a keystroke.
Reading simply, “A small team has been working on a big idea. Join us for coffee and learn about a new product,” the invitations leave pretty much everything up to interpretation.
Facebook’s been putting out new features with some regularity lately, with varying degrees of success. In the past several months Graph Search, Facebook Home and most recently the addition of hashtag search features have been unveiled. Whatever this new product could be remains a mystery. But the speculation has begun.
“We’ll continue to roll out more features in the coming weeks and months, including trending hashtags and deeper insights, that help people discover more of the world’s conversations,” Greg Lindley wrote on Facebook’s blog this week. Whether or not there’s a hint in there remains to be seen.