Friday, March 8, 2013

Mark Zuckerberg announces a redesign of Facebook's News Feed! (Video)


Mark Zuckerberg announces a redesign of Facebook's News Feed! (Video) -- Mark Zuckerberg announces a redesign of Facebook's News Feed during a press conference at it's headquarters on Thursday, March 7, 2013 in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook Thursday introduced a major facelift for its News Feed that places greater emphasis on the photos and other visual elements that its members have increasingly been posting. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said the biggest redesign of the News Feed since it was introduced in 2006 will make it more “visually rich and engaging.

The News Feed, the centerpiece of the Facebook experience, started as mostly text-based posts, but since 2011, more than half of the posts by its users are of photos, video and other visual elements. “We really are taking these photos and putting them front and center,” said Julie Zhou, Facebook’s design director.

 The changes are being rolled out slowly to Facebook’s more than 1 billion members around the world so the Menlo Park company can gather feedback. That feedback could be considerable, since in the past, even minor tweaks have caused members to complain and even threaten to quit the social network.

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