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Appeared on: Monday, December 06, 2010
Facebook Introduces New Profile Pages

Facebook unveiled changes to member profile pages on Sunday introducing improvements that allow users to easier tell their story and learn about their friends.

The profile begins with a quick overview of basic information such as where you're from, where you went to school, and where you work?the kinds of conversation starters you share with people you've just met or exchange with old friends as you get reacquainted.

And since there's often no better way to learn about a person than through photos, the ... profile now includes a row of recently tagged photos of you.

You can now highlight the friends who are important to you, such as your family, best friends or teammates. Create new groups of friends, or feature existing friends lists.

The profile also gives you new ways to share your interests and activities. You can list the projects you worked on at your job, classes you took in school, your favorite musicians and sports teams, and more. You can also share your life philosophy by connecting to the religions, political affiliations, and people you follow and admire. All your interests and experiences are now represented with images.

Thanks to the new "infinite scroll" feature, it's now much faster and more fun to browse all your photos. The Friends page now allows you to quickly find the people you're looking for: just search by name, hometown, school or a number of other dimensions.

Facebook is rolling the new profile page out gradually and plans to get it to everyone by early next year. You can upgrade immediately or learn more about the new features on this page: www.facebook.com/about/profile.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg also gave an interview with the CBS show "60 Minutes on Sunday. Mr. Zuckerberg saidm that he turned down an opportunity to sell Facebook to Yahoo! for one billion dollars four years ago and made it clear he is in no hurry to take the company public.

The Facebook chief executive also defended his approach to the privacy of the social network's more than 500 million users, saying "we never sell your information."

"Advertisers who are using the site never get access to your information," he said. "It's against all of our policies for an application to ever share information with advertisers.

"Now, do we get it right all the time? No!" he said. "But it's something that we take really seriously."


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