Facebook is introducing a new version of its app called Facebook VIP: it'll make it easier to connect to fans and share content with your fans—err, wait, don't have fans? It's okay, Facebook VIP wasn't made for you, anyway: it's Facebook for celebrities.
You see, since celebrities get far more likes and comments on their stuff than you or I (it's okay, don't worry about that last status update that only got 2 likes), they need a special, more efficient way to engage with Facebook's "commoners." And the more celebrities engage with fans, the better it is for Facebook. As of now, Twitter is the king of celebrity posts: from Chris Brown, Bieber, to Amanda Bynes, the 140 character kingdom reigns surpreme, though it only has 200 million users in comparison to Facebook's more than 1 billion.
"We are currently testing some mobile features designed to help public figures interact with their fans,” Facebook said in a statement. “We are testing these features with a small group of partners and will share more details should we roll it out more widely."
So, hopefully this means celebrities will feel more comfortable engage in conversation with their fans than just use them for booty calls.
[via Los Angeles Times]