Facebook announced on Thursday that are going to make some major changes to the site, specifically the news feed section. This is big news for users and advertisers a like since the old design received much negative reception.
The new design has a mobile inspired interface which makes photos and links appear bigger and easy to view. This also allows advertisers to buy bigger ad space for target users.
The content that appears on your feed will be more organized and with the news feed filter you can simply choose what you want to view, whether it be links, music, photos or videos. It even separates posts that are from friends, close friends and public pages. This insures no cluttering and may wipe out the terrible Ticker. The users have the power to choose what they want to see, watch or hear.
Mark Zuckerberg said at a news conference that he wants the site to be "the best personalized newspaper in the world." This is suiting considering the look of the new design is reminiscent of a news site. Not only is the new design dedicated to socialization but content sharing as well.
There are changes to the like system as well. If someone were to like a particular artist, articles about that artist will show up on their news feed. The site also introduces a following system, similar to Twitter.
Many say the new design bares resemblance to Google+, and while the new design looks promising and hopefully Facebook can catch themselves a break. The new News Feed web version launched today, you can join for a waiting list and expect the mobile version to roll out in the next few weeks.