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Facebook to roll out new homepage design next week

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facebooklogoFacebook has announced it will roll out a newly designed homepage for its users next month. Gone is the Newsfeed, it will now be replaced with “Stream,” which sends real time updates to your page, letting you in on what your friends are doing in real-time. The status update feature is now called Publisher and asks “What’s on your mind?” All text, links, photos or videos entered are immediately published on your home page and those of your friends. There will be plenty of filters, allowing you to decide what types of content you want to see in your stream and from which friends.

Facebook is obviously taking a page out of Twitter’s book by offering real time updates, but as a heavy FB user I have to say I was pretty happy with how things were and wonder why they are fixing something that really wasn’t broken.

It wouldn’t surprise me if the roll out met with the same uproar the last redesign did. It infuriated users and led to the creation of several groups protesting it. Literally millions of Facebook users joined. Now that things have died down, a new redesign is announced.

Facebook is offering a sneak peek-just log into your account and you’ll see the announcement on your homepage with a link to the “tour.” How do you feel about this latest redesign? Leave a comment and let us know!

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