Yesterday, at their developer conference f8 Facebook unveiled the next iteration of their strategy for getting people connected to each other, products they like and whatever advertisers would like them to care about.
There are inherently good and bad things about the changes, and remember that whatever I write here, I write for myself, not my current employer.
The good stuff
I really like the new profile design. It’s strikingly clear that Nicholas Felton has had a huge impact on this, and I think the big, bold images, the large typography and somewhat tile-based view looks amazing:
I find it refreshing to see Facebook taking such a content-centric view and actually use the data they have about me to create a (somewhat) coherent story. They have data about me from the past 4 years, and I found myself smiling as I scrolled back in time and saw photos from Roskilde Festival, my semester abroad and a whole range of great experiences I’ve had with friends and family.
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