Facebook the worlds premier social networking platform announced a profile update on Sunday that’s already seeing mixed responses from some of the early adopters out of the 500 million current users.
Josh Wiseman a Facebook engineer said in the Facebook blog “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. In my case, my profile features pics from my engagement and wedding, two of my life’s most recent and happiest moments.”
“We’re really excited about the new profile. We’re rolling it out gradually and plan 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.”
It seems Facebook is continuing to add features and applications for users and website interaction. I think the new profile update will not really change the way Facebook works but it will simplify the way we use our profiles and encourage many to update their information. The biggest problem as always will be to do with protection of personal data especially for those who have not updated their privacy settings.
You can see an interview from Sunday with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg on CBS News here.
What do you think about the new Facebook profile page? Like it or hate it or may be just don’t care?