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Facebook begins new-look home page roll out

Social network says redesign will simplify user experience

Facebook has begun rolling out a new home page that will simplify the user experience for social networkers.

The highly popular social networking site is also looking to give people easier access to different site features, according to Kathleen Loughlin, a spokewoman for Facebook.

She added that Facebook will offer more details on the redesign shortly. However, Facebook redesigns haven't always been well-received by social networkers.

Last October, just three days after Facebook gave is homepage a makeover, hundreds of thousands of frustrated users voiced their objections to it. Earlier Facebook redesigns also prompted user outbursts.

The most recent makeover included offering two views of the News Feed - a summary view of highlights of the past day, along with a real-time view.

That change prompted some 500,000 members, at one point, to join a Facebook page called PLEASE GIVE US OUR OLD NEWS FEED BACK!.

The user posts on the page largely called for Facebook's executives to drop the changes and make the site look and feel like it before that latest redesign.

Computerworld


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