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Trending Now: The problem with Facebook's 'Year in Review'; Netflix helps parents fool kids on NYE

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While you were sleeping, the Internet never stopped. And it's amazing what the Internet comes up with. Check out what people are tweeting, sharing and talking about.

Facebook's ‘Year in Review' puts users face-to-face with bad memories

You're Facebook feed is probably flooded with ‘Year In Review' posts – a new feature that automatically compiles users' most popular photos for a personal look back at 2014.

"It's been a great year! Thanks for being a part of it,” the Year in Review caption reads.

But for some, it hasn't been a great year.

Eric Meyer, who tragically lost his 6-year-old daughter earlier this year, logged on to Facebook only to discover a photo of his smiling daughter with an invite to view his Year in Review.

“Yes, my year looked like that. True enough. My year looked like the now-absent face of my little girl. It was still unkind to remind me so forcefully,” Meyer wrote on his blog, Meyerweb.com. “Jarring. It feels wrong.”

Other users have called out Facebook for making them unwillingly face grief from the past year, and the company eventually responded to the now-viral blog.

"[The app] was awesome for a lot of people, but clearly in this case we brought him grief rather than joy," Facebook exec Jonathan Gheller told the Washington Post. He said his team is considering Meyer's story and exploring options to improve the Year in Review.

"Just to pick two obvious fixes: first, don't pre-fill a picture until you're sure the user actually wants to see pictures from their year. And second, instead of pushing the app at people, maybe ask them if they'd like to try a preview," Meyers suggests on his blog.

Netflix countdown helps parents fool kids

34% of parents on New Year's Eve “fool” their kids into thinking it's midnight at an earlier time, according to a Wakefield Research survey conducted by Netflix.

Midnight may be past little ones' bedtime, so Netflix created an on-demand countdown allowing kids to hit the sack before twelve while still being a part of the NYE celebrations.

Families can stream the three-minute countdown, which was uploaded to Netflix on Monday, anytime they want.

The video features King Julien, the animated lemur from Dreamworks Animation. Netflix users can watch it at Netflix.com/KingJulien.

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