Facebook apologizes for ‘Year in Review’ feature
(Dec. 29, 2014) – You’ve probably seen the “Year in Review” videos all over your Facebook page.
Now, the social media giant is apologizing for the feature.
It’s supposed to be a collection of great memories from the past year—the default tagline is “It’s been a great year! Thanks for being part of it.” Users are then treated to a slideshow of memorable moments from 2014.
For some users, though, Facebook picked memories they’d rather forget.
According to the Washington Post, a web design consultant and writer named Eric Meyer lost his daughter to brain cancer on her sixth birthday. His Facebook Year in Review brought back the painful memory, showing a photo of his daughter and celebratory clip art.