Facebook introduced a redesign for members’ profile pages today that puts a greater emphasis on photos and sharing personal information at the top of users’ pages.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg previewed the new look tonight for Lesley Stahl on “60 Minutes.”
With the redesign, photos take a greater prominence, expanding in size and moving to the top of the page. The “Wall” and “Info” buttons that currently run horizontally across the top of the page have been moved to a column under the member’s photo. “Message” and “Poke” buttons have appeared at the top right of the page, perhaps part of the social network’s push toward “seamless messaging” across different forms of communication.
On a company blog announcing the changes, Josh Wiseman (Facebook engineer), said the top of the new profile page will be dominated by a new introduction that will include basic info about the user, such as where they live, hometown, education, and marital status. A horizontal bank o f recent photos in which the member is tagged anchors that introduction.
A new feature allows you to share specific projects you worked on at work or school, or musical acts or sports teams you are interested in.
A new “infinite scroll” feature promises to make it faster and easier to browse photos. It allows users to locate people on Facebook by searching by name, hometown, school, or a number of other dimensions.
Zuckerberg’s rare TV appearance is his first since the release of “The Social Network,” the unauthorized film about his founding of Facebook that has been both praised by reviewers and criticized for what some say is an unduly negative portrayal of the young founder.
All in all, the new facelift is nice and streamline. Be thankful that it is nothing like the new myspace… I sure am.
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