Facebook Revamps Homepage for 6th Birthday
Search, messaging more prominent in redesign
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 5, 2010 1:41 AM CST
The old Facebook from 2005.   (Facebook)

(Newser) – Facebook turns 6 today and it's celebrating with another major redesign of its homepage. The search bar is larger and more prominent, underlining that Facebook is getting serious about search capablities, Mashable notes. Messaging has been made easier and many functions shunted to the applications tab have been returned to the left sidebar.

Facebook is rolling out the changes to all users today and will announce them in a blog update. The site has now passed 400 million users, founder Mark Zuckerberg noted in an earlier update. "We're going to celebrate with a Hackathon—an event where all of us stay up all night coding and building our new ideas for our next wave of products," he boasted.

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Feb 5, 2010 9:30 AM CST
That's the thing about those applications - you feel like you can't live without them, until you actually try living without them. Then you're just fine.
Feb 5, 2010 8:27 AM CST
oh facebook 2005, how I miss your simple interface, your look and feel, and above all your 2005-ness. Facebook, please stop doing bad things to such a good thing.
Feb 5, 2010 8:20 AM CST
Why??? Why do they keep changing the layout?? Each time it gets more and more annoying and I'm willing to bed they'll work some shifty 'privacy' control into the search feature so they can sell your searches to third parties or something.