If I visit ten news sites a day, nine of them in the past 24 hours have been bitching/extolling the virtues of a massive rehaul on the Facebook profile interface that is set to be rolled out in the next few weeks.
I’m not talking about the itsy-bitsy changes to the homepage – including the time-line on the upper right-hand corner – that have already happened. Those were but baby steps. Said baby steps saw most people I met in the past days whining non-stop about it.
I myself hadn’t even noticed the updates, but about 95% of the flipping population decided they were within their rights to take Facebook – a free service, may I remind you, and one that no-one’s forcing you to choose – to task for daring to *gasp* change something without our permission. Get a life. Yeah, yeah, getting used to a stream of changes is irritating. But I wouldn’t put it on the same level of stress trying to figure out the Arriva timetable, for instance.
So when I spied that *cue gasp number 2*, Facebook would be doing the dirty on us once again in a couple of weeks I decided to find out more. The result? Wave your old FB profile goodbye now and get ready for a total re-thinking.
My verdict? I love it. The new look is cleaner, more stylish. If style is a word that can be applied to good, ol’ Facebook. You too can be one of the first people to get it by clicking here. Here’s why I love it:
4. It gives me a lot more control over who sees what, where and when. It’s easy to figure out, so quit whining and do so.
3. White space! The page looks a hell of a lot less busy than the previous, list-heavy format.
2. The layout gives more prominence to pictures. The previous never-ending text was boring.
1. The new milestone feature rocks! It’s like a mini timeline that shows users the major happening in your life in graph format. Only if I want to, of course. Nifty!
Would love to know whether you agree or not!