Never a dull moment at Facebook. The social networking heavyweight has lifted the curtain on a substantial redesign of its profile pages, giving heavier focus to photos and showcasing fast facts about members’ lives in a snapshot.
The new design, which was publicly announced to coincide with CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s appearance on 60 Minutes, has already drawn some predictable unrest among the Facebook faithful, a typical response from a small but vocal minority of the site’s more than 500 million users. Datamation takes a look.
Social networking site Facebook has rolled out one of the more ambitious redesigns in the company’s history, unveiling on Sunday revamped profile pages designed to present a snapshot of users at a glance, what the company describes as “a new introduction.”
Under the new design, Facebook is bundling basic information about users into their profiles, presenting fast facts such as their home town or occupation, “the kinds of conversation starters you share with people you’ve just met or exchange with old friends as you get reacquainted,” Facebook engineer Josh Wiseman wrote in a blog post announcing the new features.