Facebook Changes (Again!)


If there’s three things that you can count on in life, it’s death, taxes, and Facebook making changes. (I’m pretty sure that’s how the old saying goes.)

Since the new look is only available to developers right now, I thought I’d share some screen shots to let you know what’s coming.

The image above shows my new profile. You can choose a nice big image of yourself (or a monkey) for people to see.


Typically Facebook makes changes to its user interface and design, but this time around it seems a bit more radical, as they’ve made a number of changes that seem to be positioning them to broadcast your lifestream. In a way this is good, because previously it wasn’t easy to go back in time to see all of your old posts, but it’s also a bit weird to think that Facebook has so much information about you.

On the right is a timeline that shows everything from today back to the point when you were born. Yes. When you were born. If there was ever any doubt Facebook wanted to know everything about you, this should dispel that doubt.


You can also add important “Life Events” such as getting married, having a baby, losing a limb, or eating a bagel.

I won’t go into much more details, but I thought it might be nice to give a sneak-peek of the coming changes. Also, in six months when they make more changes, we can look back at this post and talk about the “good old days” with some fondness.

September 27, 2011 · Posted by in social media  


One Response to “Facebook Changes (Again!)”

  1. April on September 29th, 2011 1:42 pm

    Thanks for the sneak peek, Pete! Very interesting.