Facebook – F8 for Changes

Recent announcements of changes to Facebook are:

  • Facebook will try to spur members to become fans of more of its site’s Pages, which are profiles that organizations, companies and public figures set up to promote themselves and their brands.
  • Facebook will do this by suggesting specific pages that are related to information people have posted about themselves on their profiles – Alex Li, a Facebook software engineer said that ‘Once you make your choice, any text you’d previously had for the current city, hometown, education and work, and likes and interests sections of your profile will be replaced by links to these Pages’.
  • The ‘Become a Fan’ button will be replaced by a ‘Like’ button, Facebook adds that Page in the contextually relevant section of their profile ‘Info’ section. Remember that Facebook pages are public and anything posted will be visible by anyone.
  • Facebook has added a new type of profile page to its site called ‘Community’ meant for people to virtually gather around a shared interest or topic, much like a discussion board found on the Groups pages.
  • Facebook has also added a new privacy control that lets members hide their list of friends from their own friends.

These changes will be introduced over the next few days, probably after the annual developer conference, F8 on Wednesday.

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Bhaleri on April 20, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    At this rate people are going to start leaving Facebook in droves! Ever heard the saying ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t try to fix it’?

    Reply

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