The social networking site, Facebook has apologized to the users to whom “Year in Review” has brought bad memories.
The new app actually compiles the most interacted photos of the users and presents them in with a caption “It’s been a great year! Thanks for being a part of it.”
Eric Meyer, a Web design consultant and writer, who lost his daughter to brain cancer earlier this year on her sixth birthday, wrote a blog post addressing the fact that the preview for his “Year in Review” post featured her photo, along with clip art of figures enjoying festivities.
Meyers wrote on Dec, 24 saying “For those of us who lived through the death of loved ones, or spent extended time in the hospital, or were hit by divorce or losing a job or any one of a hundred crises, we might not want another look at this past year,”
Jonathan Gheller, product manager for the “Year in Review” app, told the Washington Post that he reached out to Meyer to apologize on behalf on the company for causing him pain.
“[The app] was awesome for a lot of people, but clearly in this case we brought him grief rather than joy,” Gheller said. He added that Facebook’s team would take Gheller’s concerns into account for next time.