A few hours before Mark Zuckerberg was scheduled to appear on 60 Minutes, the blogosphere was buzzing with the news of major changes coming to Facebook profile pages, with the news program touting the fact that the first exclusive look would be on their show. We didn’t have to wait long to get a first-hand look, with Facebook officially launching the latest changes before Zuckerberg’s appearance.
The changes, which will effect both profile pages and fan pages, involve a completely new layout, and a much cleaner look. Tabs on your profile have disappeared, replaced instead with a small menu on the left hand-side of the page. New additions on the home page include your tagged photos appearing at the top of your profile, as well as your basic information – relationship status, education, work, date of birth and location.
You can also highlight specific relationships, whether with family, friends or coworkers.
Another interesting addition is seeing how you connect with each of your friends, including pages and people you have in common, photos you’ve been tagged in together, events you’ve both attended, and wall posts and comments on each other’s profiles. Basically any interaction between you and each of your friends is documented on a single page.
If you want to learn more about the changes before going ahead and taking the plunge, check out Facebook’s announcement, or their official video below.
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