The new facebook has arrived

I have been trying out all the new features on the New Facebook interface that has just been launched. I have to say I am pretty impressed, for me its not going to take much time to get used to the whole new layout, its clean, crisp and user friendly. In fact, after 10 minutes of using it, I am already feeling ‘at home’ with the new layout.

Benjamin Ling from Facebook had this to say (Benjamin is the Director of Platform Program Management at Facebook):

“By surfacing more recent and relevant information, and by cleaning up and simplifying the site, we think the new Facebook makes it even easier to connect and communicate with your friends.”

To see the new layout, you can test it out by clicking the link which should now appear on the top left of your browser when you are logged in on Facebook.com. If you don’t see that link, try going here: http://www.new.facebook.com/

I am glad it has finally changed, the site has been in need of a re-vamp for a while, and the new look is a breath of fresh air.

According to Mark Slee (the Product Manager for the new profile):

“The Wall now surfaces the most recent and relevant information—in the form of posts of stories—about you. We believe that having a constant stream of information, or “feed” is the most effective way to learn about and keep up with friends. Just as News Feed helps you know what is happening in your social circle, you can use the Wall as a way to give your friends the full story of what’s happening with you.

A big piece of the Wall is the Publisher, which enables you to publish content—photos, notes, your status, and so on—directly to your Wall. The Publisher works with most applications so that you have one place to go to add content to your own profile or to a friends’.

The profile is very personal; it’s important to us that everyone have control over their own profile. Along those lines, once you’ve published stories or posted content, you can adjust the size to promote the things you care about most, and demote the stories you don’t find as interesting.

One of our key goals of this project has always been to make the site simpler and cleaner. The new tabbed profile should help a lot in this respect, breaking your information into tabs by type. The Wall tab displays most recent and relevant information both about you and by you. The Info tab shows information about you that doesn’t change frequently. The Photos tab shows photos of you as well as your albums. The Boxes tab features all of your existing application boxes. You’re also able to add tabs for your favorite applications.”

  • http://brunoauger.com Bruno Auger

    Yes I really like the new layout of facebook. It is much easier navigation unlike before which you had to search around for things. Having the tabs is cool too reminds me of having mutliple tabs open for webpages.

  • http://www.internetnetworkmarketing101.com Mutiara Hobbs

    Yep! I love the facebook new layout too! It’s not that overcrowded anymore. Though, I would really love to know if I can put my twitter apps in the “home page” instead in the “apps” tab. This way, my network can see right away what I’m up to real time without having to click through all the different tabs. Would love to hear if you, or your blog audience knows this.
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    Mutiara

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    I guess I haven’t played with the new stuff long enough to know, but I think I prefer the old facebook. It’s like wearing an old glove, or however that saying goes.

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    has changed on their profile,” Cox said.
    Taylor adds that the company has worked with a number of privacy
    advocates on the changes. In particular, there are new dialog boxes that
    not only tell what an app will post, but also show the kind of
    information an app will post to their timeline.

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