Facebook Facelift Is Ready. Sorta. Kinda
"We're cognizant that change is difficult for users," said Mark Slee, a product manager for Facebook.
The new profile page creates a tab for feeds, including current status or recent activities. It also includes tabs for basic information, such as e-mail address; photos; and applications, the programs created by outside developers such as games and online music players. Users can also design and add their own tabs.
Chamath Palihapitiya, Facebook's vice president of product marketing, said the new design reflects the way Facebook users are producing and sharing more information about themselves. They're also increasingly interested in keeping up with their friends' latest activities. The new look also clears some of the clutter that had started to accumulate on some profiles.
"People are telling narratives of their lives and we want to make it easy for them," he said.
That narrative often involves foam-at-the-mouth rage at Facebook, so good luck, guys. Web developers will get a crack at the new interface this week. Regular users can start stockpiling tar and feathers for June delivery.