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Facebook Is About to Look Very Different

News Feed getting revamp to boost 'relevancy'

(Newser) - Logging on to Facebook soon won't be the same old-same old: The site will today announce a major revamp of its News Feed, a redesign that the Los Angeles Times describes as the biggest in the feature's nearly seven-year history. The company has stayed fairly mum on what'... More »

Facebook Timeline: Is Big Brother Boring?

Writers sound off on big changes

(Newser) - The hype surrounding yesterday’s big Facebook announcement wasn’t misplaced: This really was a massive status update, and as you might expect, it’s generating a lot of comments. Here’s what people are saying:
  • “Timeline brings a long-overdue overhaul to Facebook’s interface,” which previously looked
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Facebook Overhauls News Feed

Now, 'Top News' is always on top of page

(Newser) - Facebook rolled out a dramatic new redesign today, that’s designed to turn Facebook into “your own personal newspaper.” Gone is the option to toggle between “Top Stories” and the “Most Recent” updates; now the stories Facebook deems “Top Stories” will always be on top,... More »

Angry Facebook Users Search for the Exit

Open-source Facebook rival gathers steam

(Newser) - The newest and hottest Facebook trend is quitting Facebook. Some of the site's 400 million users—including several high-profile technology pundits—have been deleting their accounts, citing privacy concerns. The social networking site doesn't release statistics on how many people scuttle their accounts, but Google searches on how to quit... More »

Facebook Privacy Policy: Longer Than the Constitution

Shy people have a lot of clicking to do

(Newser) - If you want to understand Facebook's privacy policy, you better have a comfy chair and lots of time on your hands. At 5,830 words, the policy is longer than the US Constitution (a pithy 4,543 words), the New York Times notes. And that's assuming you understand all the... More »

Soon, Facebook Will Know Where You Are

Social networking site readies location-based technology

(Newser) - The latest evidence Facebook is trying to take over the world: The site will soon launch geolocation applications, directly competing with Foursquare and other location-based social networks. What does that mean for you? Soon, telling all your friends you’re at McDonald’s will be even quicker and easier. Mickey... More »

Senators to Facebook: Privacy Changes Suck

Oh, and fancy an FTC investigation?

(Newser) - It's not just tech geeks freaking out about the new Facebook changes; apparently they're causing hand-wringing in the very halls of Congress. Four Democratic senators—Chuck Schumer, Al Franken, Mark Begich and Michael Bennet—have sent an open letter to Mark Zuckerberg complaining that the changes give users less control... More »

Facebook Has a Bullseye on Its Back

Google and Apple will try to kill it, Microsoft to buy it

(Newser) - Mark Cuban has some good news and some bad news for Facebook. Good news: It's the “new internet,” our go-to place for at-work entertainment. “Everything that the net was 5 or more years ago, Facebook is today,” the entrepreneur and Dallas Mavericks' owner writes on his... More »

Facebook's 'Like' Button Invades Internet

Changes greeted with concern, hyperbole

(Newser) - Tech analysts are positively wetting themselves over Facebook's decision to open its social graph to the world and create a web-wide “like” button. “Facebook is basically going to be the web,” Slate's Farhad Manjoo tweeted . The move essentially turns browsing the web from a solitary act into... More »

Facebook to Create Web-Wide 'Like' Button

Quest for world domination continues

(Newser) - If you've been trying to avoid getting sucked into Facebook (hi, dad!), it looks like it's going to get a whole lot tougher to do so. In its continued quest for world domination, Facebook will announce plans for a web-wide "Like" button on Wednesday, reports the New York ... More »

Facebook Revamps Homepage for 6th Birthday

Search, messaging more prominent in redesign

(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... More »

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