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New Facebook Design

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

July 21, 2008

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facebook_app_logo.jpgDo you have a Facebook account?

Facebook makes it easy to stay connected and share information with friends. You can started a conversation with Facebook Chat, check your friends' latest photos and status updates, look up a phone number, or upload your own mobile photos to Facebook on the go.

The new Facebook design is about highlighting new content relevant to the user and fostering conversations about that content. Today, we'll do a crash course on what's new, and what's changed to help you get the most of Facebook, with a special spin for voice actors.


Home Page

The biggest visual change people will see on the home page is the combination of status updates, wall posts and news feed items into a single content stream.

This is kind of like "whoa!" when you first see it, but there are little yellow tabs that when clicked upon explain how you can make use of the new features and learn how they will benefit you well in advance of the update.


Profile Page

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On the profile page status updates and other mini-feed items are also combined. As a user, you're shown a big text box at the top encouraging you to update your status by answering the question "What are you doing...?"


Publishing

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The top of the newsfeed now displays links to the publisher box on the new profile. This enables quick access for posting new notes, new photos, new videos and sharing links with your friends directly from your profile.


Groups

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There are a number of groups dedicated to voice actors, voice talent and people involved in the performing arts. You can see the new designs of our favorites here:

The Voice Acting Hub

Voice Overs Group

I'm a voice actor...???... YES I get paid to do that!

Voice artists who do dubbing and voiceover work


Fan Pages

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Organizations can set-up a Fan Page to represent a business, band, product and more by creating a distinct and customized profile. You get a free presence where Facebook users can find you through their friends, search, and more.

While we're on the subject,
we're inviting you to become a fan of Voices.com
:)


Conclusion

The new site design is much cleaner and simplified a lot of the features on the site. Facebook is expected to announce the new design to its users over the coming days. Until then, anyone can log in at www.new.facebook.com to see your new profile and check out the new features and layout.


Any Comments?

Best wishes,

Stephanie

P.S. If you would like to add me as your friend on Facebook, just look for Stephanie Ciccarelli. My photo is Voice Girl just like on VOX Daily.

Related Topics: design, Facebook, Facebook Chat, friends, redesign, social networking


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