Twitter-like Microblogging to the Fore at Facebook

By on August 20, 2008

Facebook is tweaking yet again. For the past one month, the global social network leader has made several changes to its interface. Some of the key changes include:

  • July 21 2008 – New design interface
  • July 31 2008 – News feed with filters (more here)
  • August 06 2008 – Wall with filters and activity streams import from other services (more here)

The latest Facebook interface redesign involved the inclusion of Status updater on the ‘dashboard’ page. Previously, users have to go to their Profile page to update their status (for previous design layout, see here). The Status updater is prominently positioned at the top left of the landing page, just above the News Feed section.

With this latest upgrade, it seems the grandiose plan of Facebook is:

To synergistically combine profile-centric social network with FriendFeed’s streams integrator, Twitter’s microblogging and third-party applications, in order to organically generate value (and wealth).

New Status Update at Facebook






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