January 09, 2013

Zuckerberg's Not So Itty Bitty Baby Facebook Receives a Facelift


Sometimes when things become older, they need to be revamped – whether it’s getting rid of wrinkles on a face via a facelift or making a product better by adding new capabilities – solutions, platforms and people won’t do well without adapting to the changing times.

Recently, Facebook, an extremely popular social media platform that has made its creator Mark Zuckerberg a billionaire, has been altered, with lucky users in New Zealand seeing the changes before the rest of the world.

Some of the new features include those that can now be found at the top of the page, below your profile picture in addition to the removal of "maps" and thumbnail images. For those of you out there sad about maps going the way of VCRs and boom tube televisions, here is something that might make you smile: the newly added "Collections Manager" lets you completely personalize all the content found at the top of your timeline and the right-hand column.

Below is a picture of what the revamped page could look like in the near future for all Facebook users:


 Image via Mashable

Reviews thus far haven’t all been positive, but hey, who really enjoys change? Not Keren Phillips from Auckland, that is for sure. Phillips said in a statement, “It seems a kind of unnecessary change. It feels a lot more like old Facebook ... more Wall than Timeline." Yet, these small fixes could prove to be fruitful, as they will provide more customizable functions to users who want nothing more than to be different from everyone else out there in cyber space.

When should you expect to see these adjustments implemented? Many are forecasting before the winter is over, and just yesterday, the social media giant invited the media to attend an event at its headquarters on Jan. 15. "Come and see what we're building," it said, causing many to speculate on what kinds of topics will actually be covered at the meeting.  

“Facebook will launch a smartphone,” IBNLive is thinking while The Weekly World News joked that on that day “Facebook will shut down forever.

With less than a week away until the conference, you can be sure many more media sources will cast their hat into the mix of what they think will be revealed. Until then, we will have to just cross our fingers and maybe even our toes that it is something revolutionary that will change our social media habits going forward, or is that just me?




Edited by Allison Boccamazzo



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