Tahoe Event Realness 3.0 Facebook Project Review
There is a Facebook project called Tahoe that uses a team that checks events that come up in Facebook results. The main mission of this program is to bring people together through real-world activities by showing real events. This is done by working with tools and resources that allow users to discover interesting real events that they might be interested in attending.
TAHOE PROJECT QUALIFICATION PROCESS
To qualify for this project, you must take a quiz that has 60 questions. 53 of the questions are practical, and 7 are theoretical. The exam looks like it might be difficult to pass, and you must have a score of 90% in order to pass it. Be sure that you follow the guidelines and the instructions in order to make sure you are giving the correct ratings. If you fail the exam, it can be retaken. However, if you fail the exam the second time, chances are they will not give you another opportunity. Get Expert Personalized Assistance with Any Project Qualification
Tahoe project rating process and logic
Improving the discovery of events is done by making a distinction between real events that are happening in the real world at a specific time, and Non-Real Events which are obviously the opposite and not happening in the real world. The job of the individual working on this team is to label events as either Real or Non-Real events by reading the event and basic information. If needed, the Facebook page is opened, and the page is rated either a real or non-real event. This data will be used to help train an algorithm to be more accurate when it comes to events that are shown on Facebook. Non-real events are not removed from Facebook, so this work is important to help people find real events that are happening in their area.
So what is a real event?
When looking at an event, the main question is to ask if the event is an activity in the real world, and if it is, is there sufficient information for the user to attend the event like date and time, and directions or a phone number to reach someone. Chances are if it has all this information on an event, then it’s a real event and can be tagged as such.
The location for the real event should have the city, state, or a venue where the event is listed and usually found in the description box.
Time is important of course and there are some rules as far as the time is concerned.
Events that last up to 3 days from start to end, such as weekend festivals, are acceptable. Events that have a duration of more than 4 days are only considered an event if there is enough activity within each day to justify having one event created for the entire duration such as a retreat event.
When looking at these event ads, it is important to watch for phrases such as “time to be determined at a later date” which tells you that the event creator doesn’t have a set date, therefore the event should be tagged as Non-real.
Reoccurring events and long-term exhibitions need to have event pages for each day those events are going on. Some examples of this are a movie theatre that has midnight showings every Friday. This needs an event page for every Friday. An art exhibit that is being displayed at a studio for a month needs an event page for every day it is being displayed. This also goes for several performances on the same day. Each performance is considered a separate event and should have a new page.
The activity of the event doesn’t need to be explicitly stated in the description. Keep in mind that the main intent of the event post does not need to be about the activity itself, such as a page selling tickets to an event. This is still considered a real event because its selling tickets to a real event.
The key here is to watch out for events that closely resemble an advertisement rather than a real activity for the user. This includes things like promoting sales, tour packages, causes, etc. These are not considered real events.
What is considered a Non-Real event?
Depending on the location, many events will be encountered that initially seem like they are real events, but in reality, they do not satisfy the event’s realness requirements. When evaluating these types of posts, remember to always use the main frame of thinking as with every post: Is this an event I can attend, and if it is, is there enough information for me to attend the event?
Below are some examples of some common Non-events that will be encountered.
Promotional events make up the majority of Non-Real cases that the rater will encounter during this experiment. Most of the time these events will more closely resemble advertisements more than actual activities or events such as a company using the event creation tool to advertise a discount or a sale. Travel agencies creating an event for the purpose of selling some tour package. However, if it is an experience type of event or an educational event such as an ecological walk, even if its called a tour, if its still a real event that holds interest for locals then it is considered real. One key thing to note is that these posts are usually made by non-profit organizations, government agencies, or educators and are a good indicator that they are real.
Watch out for insufficient times such as an event that has a start and end time that doesn’t align with the actual activity for the event, although these events are very rare.
Time details to be determined is another factor in determining if something is Non-real. If there is no strict date, then its nothing you can plan for, and therefore not a real event.
If you see a post that has a schedule of events, it needs to be tagged as non-real as every event should have a single post of its own.
Call to action events are created for the purpose of receiving donations, votes, or any other type of contribution from a user without the need for in-person activity. With that said, if the event is a fundraiser that occurs at a real-world location, this would be acceptable as Real.
If the event post is gathering support to see a certain performer or artist in a specific city or country, then the post should be considered non-real because there is no confirmed real-world event.
Online events are considered Non-Real because they do not happen in the real world and that includes live streams, radio, and TV shows. Watch out for memes, just for fun, and spam that pretends to show real events happening in the world, but upon inspection, you realize that it’s evident that it can’t be real such as bands performing in unrealistic situations, or events that are centered around popular internet memes.
Another thing that event creators like to do is use the event creation tool to announce a large-scale celebration or holiday. If it’s just some announcement that doesn’t lead to a specific activity, then it gets labeled Non-real.
Below are some more examples:
Jobs should be rejected if you do not understand the language that the post is in. Any post with solicitation of Child Exploitation or Child Nudity should be escalated immediately with the JOB ID to the manager. If you are uncomfortable reviewing the content, then the job can be skipped after it is escalated. Canceled events are still marked real as long as they fulfill the Real event requirements.
The language of the experiment should be present in the event title or description. If these are missing then you can immediately reject the job. Make sure that time details listed for an event make sense for the actual activity, and also make sure that the city and state, or venue name is listed somewhere in the event info.
If you work on this project or know someone that does, we would like to hear from you in the comments about your experience on this project. If you have any more questions, then shoot me an email or just leave a comment and I will answer as quickly as possible.