Well here we go again….
Notice some changes (again) to your Facebook Profile Page? Well if you aren’t noticing them yet then you will soon! Apparently Facebook has been working on this latest redesign for awhile now to better integrate some new features, and enhance the most common features. The most noticeable change is pictures are becoming more prominent. The massive increase in size seen below hints at a more multimedia focused Facebook. The other important changes include a more focused “Introduction area” on your profile where new friends can learn your basic overview quickly. One other interesting feature is the “Featured Friends” area where you can highlight some of your favorites, a feature that is already being compared to MySpace Top Friends. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spilled the details to Leslie Stahl on “60 Minutes,” last night. Here is a blurry picture of what you’ll be seeing soon…
UPDATE: You can turn on the new profile already at http://www.facebook.com/about/profile/ click the green button at the top right.
Here is a brief history of Facebook changes from Cnet:
Facebook launched a redesign in May 2008 after months of teasing users with ambiguous screenshots. In March 2009, it pushed out an unpopular facelift that seemed to have been inspired by Twitter. A relatively minor redesign in October 2009 divided the home page news feed into “top news” and a more real-time “recent activity” view.
More from Cnet about the change….
In a company blog announcing the changes, Facebook engineer Josh Wiseman said the top of the new profile page will be dominated by a new introduction that will include basic information about the member, such as where they live, hometown, eduction, and marital status. A horizontal bank of recent photos in which the member is tagged anchors that introduction.
The redesign also includes a “Featured Friends” tool that lets you “highlight the friends who are important to you, such as your family, best friends or teammates,” Wiseman wrote. “Create new groups of friends, or feature existing friends lists.”
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.