Facebook’s new profile makes it easier to tell stories, learn about friends

By JKarlos Villegas
The Mindoro Post

Wondering where your new Facebook friend lives, studies or works? Or what do you have in common, aside from friends?

Soon you need not dig down the profile to know all these and other personal information a friend has opted to put on view.

Facebook is gradually rolling out changes to members profile and plans “to get it to everyone by early next year,” its engineer, Josh Wiseman, said on The Facebook Blog.

The redesign will make it even easier for users to tell their stories and learn about their friends, Wiseman said.

“The profile begins with a quick overview of basic information such as where you’re from, where you went to school, and where you work—the kinds of conversation starters you share with people you’ve just met or exchange with old friends as you get reacquainted,” he said.

Just below it is a row of  recently tagged photographs “since there’s often no better way to learn about a person than through photos,” said Wiseman.

And you can now highlight friends who are important to you, create new groups of friends or feature existing friends lists.

“The profile also gives you new ways to share your interests and activities. You can list the projects you worked on at your job, classes you took in school, your favorite musicians and sports teams, and more. You can also share your life philosophy by connecting to the religions, political affiliations, and people you follow and admire,” he said.

“All your interests and experiences are now represented with images, making your entire profile a more compelling visual experience,” Wiseman added.

Browsing of photos is easier with a new “infinite scroll” feature and finding people is painless.

“The friends page now allows you to quickly find the people you’re looking for: just search by name, hometown, school or a number of other dimensions,” he said.

If you can’t wait until early next year to have your profile changed, log on to: Facebook: Introducing the New Profile.

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