New on Facebook: Ordering Food & Buying Tickets
Some Facebook users can now order food and buy tickets on the social media site.
The new service launched in the United States this week. Facebook designed it as a new way to connect users with local business.
This idea is not new. There are many smart phone applications that already let users to search, order and buy many different products and services.
But, Facebook's service is a little different. It lets users share information about their favorite places and things with family and friends. Facebook says its new tool makes it easier for users to organize their friends' favorite places and things in one place.
When users write Facebook posts seeking advice on local places or services, they can choose whether to turn on the new feature, called Recommendations. If a user turns this on, Facebook friends can then comment on those posts and give suggestions.
Users can also go directly to a Recommendations bookmark on Facebook to ask a new question or to offer help to their friends.
The new service lets people order food directly from the Facebook pages of some restaurants. Users can also purchase tickets to movies, music events or other activities. They can also make appointments for personal services, such as getting a haircut.
Facebook is testing the service in the United States. It plans to offer it to international users in the future.
The new service is part of recent efforts by Facebook to expand its offerings and get people to spend more time using the social media app.
A few weeks ago the company launched a feature called Marketplace, which allows people to locally buy and sell things. It also announced the start of Facebook at Work, which helps people connect in the workplace.
This week, the company also gave users the chance to officially endorse a political candidate on the app. Facebook users can show approval for presidential candidates as well as those running for Congress or local office.
Users can choose which Facebook friends can see their endorsements. If users make their choices public, political candidates are permitted to make the endorsement visible on their own Facebook page.
The 2016 U.S. elections are on November 8.
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1.order food 点餐；订餐
In England, you order food to share with another person.
2.social media 社交媒体
We have all witnessed the power of social media.
3.smart phone 智能手机
You can also use a computer or a smart phone.
4.political candidate 政治候选人
The political candidate gave a speech.
1.If users make their choices public, political candidates are permitted to make the endorsement visible on their own Facebook page.
make public 公开
The British government threatened to make public its disquiet but then pulled back.
In return, foundations will have an incentive to improve transparency and make public their priorities.
2.Facebook users can show approval for presidential candidates as well as those running for Congress or local office.
as well as 也；和...一样
It is in his best interests as well as yours.
They visited some factories, hospitals as well as the school.
本周，Facebook的美国市场新增了这一新服务 。Facebook此举意将用户与本地企业联系起来 。
其实这种服务已经司空见惯 。很多智能手机的应用程序允许用户搜索、预订和购买多种产品和服务 。
但是，Facebook的这项服务却别出新意 。用户可以与亲友分享喜欢的店家和商品等信息 。Facebook称，该功能可以让用户迅速发现好友推荐的店家和商品 。
当Facebook用户发布寻求本地美食餐饮等建议帖时，他们可以选择是否打开该建议(Recommendations)功能 。如果打开这项功能，Facebook好友就可以回复帖子并给出建议 。
这项新服务还可以让用户直接通过餐馆的Facebook主页订餐 。用户还可以购买电影、音乐节或其它活动的门票 。另外也可预约理发等私人服务 。
目前该服务仅面向美国用户推出 。未来该服务可能将扩展到其他地区 。
几周前，Facebook还推出了“市场（Marketplace）”服务平台，允许用户在该平台上购买或出售商品 。该公司还宣布启动Facebook at Work服务平台以方便职场人士进行沟通 。
本周，Facebook还为用户提供了在社交平台上支持总统候选人的机会 。用户可借此支持总统候选人、国会议员以及地方公职人员 。
用户可选择让哪些好友看到自己的支持动态 。如果用户选择公开动态，那么总统候选人就可以在Facebook主页上看到支持自己的民众 。