Facebook Facelift Is Ready. Sorta. Kinda

Facebook Facelift Is Ready. Sorta. Kinda

Facebook has 70 million members, so if the owners change something about it the users don't like, the angry virtual mob that appears outside the window with digital pitchforks and torches is something to behold. Facebook's attempt to share information about user's purchases through a utility they called Beacon didn't go down too well,  for instance, and the ensuing outcry included just about everything except calls for a guillotine outside Facebook's office. So Facebook is cautious now, and even though they've announced they're going to dramatically change the appearance of their website in June, they're quick to point out that it's only on a test basis. We'll go slow. Very beta. Nothing written in stone. Opt-in. Please don't shove me in my locker again.

"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.
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I, for one, am mostly against face book changing.  Personally I have refused to install any applications what so ever.  Too many people have their page filled with crap.  I liked facebook because it provided information and communication with fellow students.  Now it's a myspace like mess.  However, I'll admit at first I was against the mini-feed and News Feed, but now I like them.  So we'll see if it's good or bad...

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I'm still against Facebook and Myspace. I've always hated damn social sites and nothing gets me angrier than people acting like they have to check them every 5 minutes. My wife has one and she bumped one of her friends from #2 to #3...her friend calls her crying asking why she got bumped. Thats just sad and someone needs to get a life!

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 Facebook was the best when it was just college.... now not so much... never the less i still have one and use it often.

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entermymatrix03:
I'm still against Facebook and Myspace. I've always hated damn social sites and nothing gets me angrier than people acting like they have to check them every 5 minutes. My wife has one and she bumped one of her friends from #2 to #3...her friend calls her crying asking why she got bumped. Thats just sad and someone needs to get a life!
 

 

Did she really cry. Thats amazing. It a stupid website.

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No lie man. I swear to you. Its really sad that someone cares that much about being bumped. Straight psycho! 

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 I have a Facebook but rarely check it. I still can't believe she cried.

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I used to use Facebook/myspace all the time. But way to much drama occurs on those sites so I have limited my access to them to a very minimal basis. I never check myspace and I rarely check my facebook.

 

I agree it was much better when facebook was college only and they did not have the news feed. That ruined everything IMHO. 

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I reckon all these friend so called sites are now just a form of advertising and the people that use them every five minutes really need to get a life! If I said "Your a douchebag!" they would get offended and start crying! So these sites are terrible!

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