Facebook Unveils their Radical new Design


It has been several months since Facebook has done anything major with their design, the latest feed redesign will be happening soon and if you are a Google plus user, you're about to see a shameless rip off of both Google plus and Ubuntu's Unity Dock.
"The new Facebook news feed is all about looking clean while also being very image centric in design. Facebook is calling the new look "mobile-inspired"

Ubuntu Unity Dock
The new overhauled design is said to offer the user a better browsing and more engaging experience with newer more improved ways of handling friends, photos and news feeds. At the unveiling event announcing the new News Feed, CEO Mark Zuckerberg likened the updated layout to a "personalised newspaper" - (Uhm.... That sounds a lot like Flipboard)

Facebook is focusing on keeping their billions of users as long on the site as possible instead of the 22 minutes as mentioned in Zuckerburgs presentation. The changes will start to roll out today and you’ll see them over the next few weeks. The roll out will be slow and careful so Facebook can get feedback about what’s working and what’s not. 

Mark Zuckerberg explained:

"At a personal level we built a service that lets you see and feel the people and friends you care about. What we’re trying to do is give everyone in the world the best personalized newspaper. It should have quality public content from friends. It should have a front page and it should let you drill down into any topic you want. It should be visual, rich and engaging. They should be displayed with more than just text. From the beginning our goal with news feed was different than what any service was trying to provide. You should be able to share any type of content you want…and with any audience you want. The types you tell with photos are totally different.
Now that we all have cameras in our pockets, news feed has become primarily about visual content. Almost 50 percent of content in the news feed is visual. Now the average news feed Pages posts are almost 30 percent of the content. How we’re sharing is changing. We all want to share with friends, but want updates from publications we care about, and artists, and world leaders."
I think the new design will be very appealing to many loyal facebook users who haven't really ventured and explored other social networks . Facebook have borrowed many elements from Twitter and Google Plus, which in the grand scheme of things isn't really that bad, i think the new Facebook will become a gateway to other online social media sites because of standard features common between the 3 main social media platforms. Lets wait and see.

sources :
http://mashable.com/2013/03/07/how-to-get-the-new-facebook-news-feed/
http://techcrunch.com/2013/03/07/facebook-launches-multiple-topic-based-feeds-bigger-images-and-a-consistent-design-across-devices/

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