Facebook Readies User-Friendly Makeover

Site wants to offer easier access to other applications
By Jim O'Neill,  Newser User
Posted May 29, 2008 2:44 PM CDT
The Facebook logo is displayed at a news conference in New York.   (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, file)
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(Newser) – Social-networking stalwart Facebook is redesigning its site to allow users easier access to an array of applications that might include search options, Forbes reports, and give advertisers more ways to reach the Facebook community. CEO Mark Zuckerberg, speaking at the All Things Digital conference, said the company hoped to work more with search giant Google.

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, who left Google earlier this year, said Facebook’s intimate knowledge of its users gave it a unique pathway to offer advertisers. "Our users tell a lot about themselves,” she said. Zuckerberg, meanwhile, said the site would continue to mine outside developers for ideas to improve the user experience.