The New Facebook Look – Far More Still to Come

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iconsTHUNDER BAY – There are over 70,000 Facebook accounts in Thunder Bay. Across Northwestern Ontario, there are thousands more individuals who use the popular social networking site. This week, Facebook unveiled some changes to the page layout as a part of a continual upgrade of the site.

The changes led to concerns, complaints and a lot of people commenting that they are leaving Facebook and headed to Google +.

However I suspect many of those complaints will die down.

Google + will gain a bunch of new subscribers for their free service, but unless there is a massive shift from Facebook, people will keep popping back, even though they were frustrated by the changes.

There is a lot more coming from Facebook as they continue the roll-out of their new look.

Some people are already commenting how they like some of the new features, and how some of the new Facebook features, not yet in Canada are “really great”.

Timeline is the new profile page that Facebook users will start seeing in the coming days. Facebook shares, “With timeline, now you have a home for all the great stories you’ve already shared. They don’t just vanish as you add new stuff.”

The new apps are going to be interesting too. “These apps also help you discover what your friends are up to. You can even join in if you want: play the song they’re listening to, or watch the same TV show. You can start adding some of these new apps today, but timeline won’t be available for a few weeks”.

Likely a lot of people have seen part of what Facebook is doing, and like most people who don’t like change, commented negatively.

Both Google and Facebook are seeking to improve social networking. Overall, regardless of where you choose to go, a better social networking experience is a good thing.

James Murray