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Facebook Rolls Out Redesigned Profile Pages

CmdrTaco posted more than 3 years ago | from the we-fear-change dept.

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alphadogg writes "The [Facebook Profile] changes include a clustered listing of biographical information under the user name at the top of the page, including such details as the person's job, hometown, relationship status, where they went to college, what languages they speak and birthdate. Beneath that will appear a set of the five most recent photos that a user allows to be posted at their profile page." The changes unsurprisingly are being met with mixed opinions ranging from rage to anger.

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slow news day? (-1, Offtopic)

muftak (636261) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459052)

a site redesign is news?

Re:slow news day? (5, Funny)

Wonko the Sane (25252) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459068)

Not really.

They should also edit the last line to read, "The changes unsurprisingly are being met with mixed opinions ranging from rage to complete apathy."

Re:slow news day? (-1, Offtopic)

retech (1228598) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459074)

Not a slow news day... /. has succumb to mediocrity just like the rest of the net.

Re:slow news day? (0, Offtopic)

Tr3vin (1220548) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459140)

That was first reported at least two years ago.

Re:slow news day? (5, Insightful)

Dunbal (464142) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459202)

Well yeah, it turns out of you post anything worthwhile your hosts drop you, you get DDOSed, the US gov't wants to throw you in jail and Swedish women say you raped them.

Re:slow news day? (1)

creativeHavoc (1052138) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459316)

you sir have my imaginary mod points

Re:slow news day? (4, Funny)

smitty777 (1612557) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459320)

Justin? Is that you? How come you turned down my friend request?

Re:slow news day? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34459484)

Justin? Is that you? How come you turned down my friend request?

Perhaps because you wanted to talk to Julian, not Justin?

Re:slow news day? (2)

Ihmhi (1206036) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459660)

Wait, so, if I post something significant I will effectively have what amounts to an official government acknowledgment of the fact that I had sex with multiple sexy blonde Swedish women?

On an entirely unrelated note, I happen to have here a classified document that was sent to me via registered mail...

Re:slow news day? (1)

ArhcAngel (247594) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459850)

Yes, because being accused of having sex with multiple sexy blond Swedish women is just as enjoyable as having actually HAD said sex...NOT!

it sure is :) (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34459106)

Really must be, what's this all about? link [slashdot.org] ?

Re:slow news day? (5, Funny)

Dunbal (464142) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459194)

Yep - it's on the front page of CNN, too.

Next we get to find out what Zuckerberg found between his teeth yesterday. Stay tuned!

Fucking losers. Facebook is so 2009.

Re:slow news day? (5, Interesting)

truthsearch (249536) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459344)

60 Minutes even covered this last night. What blew my mind was the fact that they had 12 "engineers" working full time to build this new profile page. If the data and backend systems are logically designed then this redesign should be very easy. So either these "engineers" are low skilled or their systems are a mess.

Re:slow news day? (2)

somersault (912633) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459474)

Doesn't say how long they were working on it for. Plus, they didn't change it globally, it's an opt-in thing so a little more complex than just changing everyone's profile (though not by much).

The fact that it's optional means that nobody should be whining here. Obviously they're fed up of people bitching about all the changes and have decided to give them the choice this time.

Re:slow news day? (1)

Ihmhi (1206036) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459730)

Doesn't say how long they were working on it for. Plus, they didn't change it globally, it's an opt-in thing so a little more complex than just changing everyone's profile (though not by much).

The fact that it's optional means that nobody should be whining here. Obviously they're fed up of people bitching about all the changes and have decided to give them the choice this time.

I can't find a source for the life of me (although I remember reading it), so take the following with a grain of salt, but as I understand things it is currently opt-in and will eventually become permanent for all persons.

It's a godawful jumble to be honest.

Re:slow news day? (4, Funny)

Ihmhi (1206036) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459770)

To be fair, I doubt that the majority of the time was spent on actual coding. I imagine a lot of it was spent on things like UI design (positioning the graphics, buttons, etc.) and aesthetics.

Judging from the result I can't help but wonder if FB just gave the team a year's supply of whiskey [xkcd.com] .

Unsurprising... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34459054)

What did you expect from Faceplant?

The latest five pictures... (3, Funny)

Chrisq (894406) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459060)

The latest five pictures will be totally useless for me because a lot of my friends tag a picture with my name if they think I would interested in it rather than because its a picture of me!

Re:The latest five pictures... (4, Insightful)

Hollinger (16202) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459070)

It'll be useless to *you,* but it might get you (or your friends) to click over to the person that uploaded it. I'm sure a lot of thought went into trying to keep you on the site as long as possible.

Re:The latest five pictures... (3, Insightful)

Pojut (1027544) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459262)

My problem with it is they don't give you any easy way to control exactly which pictures appear on the "ribbon"...

Re:The latest five pictures... (1)

BasilBrush (643681) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459288)

Yeah, those idiots are pretty annoying. But it's simple enough to remove the tag.

Now if only you had a medium to share with all your friends how Facebook should be used properly.

Opera (1, Informative)

pieisgood (841871) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459084)

apparently facebook doesn't support Opera? I visit it using this web browser all the time but when I click the link to facebook in the summary it tells me that facebook isn't cool enough to support Opera. Weird.

Re:Opera (4, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34459122)

The link in the summary is broken, and points directly to Facebook's "Incompatible Browser" page.

Re:Opera (1)

kj_kabaje (1241696) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459128)

Chrome does the same thing--I think the link above is for their "special new profile" space only, rather than the site as a whole.

Re:Opera (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34459134)

Same with Chrome:

You are using an incompatible web browser.
Sorry, we're not able to support your browser. Please use one of the following browsers:
Mozilla Firefox
Safari
Microsoft Internet Explorer

Re:Opera (1)

Jeff DeMaagd (2015) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459268)

Chrome might not be listed, but it works just fine for the new profile. Opera works fine so far too. Both are up to date versions.

Re:Opera (1)

Jeff DeMaagd (2015) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459280)

I should say that I checked by visiting someone using the updated profile type.

Re:Opera (1)

SimonTheSoundMan (1012395) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459274)

Firefox does the same thing too. :/

Re:Opera (1)

Comtraya (1306593) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459330)

Facebook isn't cool enough for Lynx too. Odd...

Re:Opera (1)

Jeff DeMaagd (2015) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459360)

Whoever made the summary really screwed up, they didn't link to a sample profile, it's basically a link to Facebook's list of supported browsers.

Re:Chrome (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34459698)

Neither does Chrome.
When I saw the Diaspora guys putting a blank page and telling users to "get a real browser" when navigating with IE, I thought it was bad taste on their part to willingly shove away potential users. Seeing this sh**head page from Fecesbook, I now completely understand their position -- although I believe they shouldn't be fighting sh**headedness with more sh**headedness.

Re:Chrome (2)

icebraining (1313345) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459806)

It's a problem with TFA's link, not Facebook.

Hooray (5, Informative)

Haedrian (1676506) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459086)

More predictable semantic information which can be used in to collect more information about the users. Hooray!

Re:Hooray (1)

nloop (665733) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459328)

Actually it's the same information just arranged in a more aesthetic form. Advertisers aren't screen scraping, they had access to the same data before.

Re:Hooray (1)

Haedrian (1676506) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459392)

I don't remember 'languages spoken' being there for example.

Now that its shown on the screen more prominantly, I'm pretty sure there is more of a reason to update/add this information. I know that most of my friends are updating their work place, and current locations now.

Still works out like that in the end.

Re:Hooray (1)

nloop (665733) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459540)

So the fact that your friends volunteer more information is the fault of facebook? I'm all for privacy but crying foul on this is totally unwarranted. If you don't want to share where you live, then don't. Nothing has changed except the pretty-pretty. If you don't like how the new setup looks then don't opt in (unlike previous mandatory changes which did suck).

Re:Hooray (5, Insightful)

Haedrian (1676506) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459658)

Its not the fault of facebook, but it is an encouragement.

Let me give you an example - assume that for example - /. decides that you can put a display picture.

If the picture is in a hidden page (such as the profile one) - you not having one won't matter, because few people will see its missing)

if this picture slot is in a prominant position - such as attached to your every post (like certain forums) - then there is more of an incentive to add one.

Social Engineering at its finest.

rage to anger (0)

digitaldc (879047) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459096)

Otherwise known as 'ranger'

Die facebook, die (5, Insightful)

kraemate (1065878) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459104)

So now facebook is the new google, extremely minor changes are finding place on tech news sites.

Is facebook really technology? From what i can figure out, its a place where people spend 700 billion minutes a month playing farville and mafia wars.

I'd rather have all the facebook employees working on something significant, like i dunno, developing software for the space missions, or heck, even search engines. Search engines are awefully complicated - facebook is just a photo album with lots of cookies to track you.

At what point do we realize that people wasting time on such sites is as big a danger as say, drugs?
When's the war on facebook ?

Re:Die facebook, die (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34459166)

I'd rather have all the facebook employees working on something significant, like i dunno, developing software for the space missions

Are you serious? What kind of world do you live in where engineers from a social networking company should write software for a space agency? In what way could that ever make sense? If you want the Facebook engineers to be redeployed just stop using facebook. Market forces will eventually require that they find new jobs.

Re:Die facebook, die (1)

kraemate (1065878) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459228)

Wow market forces have never ever been wrong, have they?

Re:Die facebook, die (5, Funny)

truthsearch (249536) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459386)

I don't think we want Facebook "engineers" redeployed anywhere else. It took 12 of them to write this new profile page. I'd prefer they spend their time on things I don't use.

Re:Die facebook, die (2)

Rik Sweeney (471717) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459208)

When's the war on facebook ?

I think it's being disclosed on Wikileaks next week.

Re:Die facebook, die (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34459210)

I'd rather have all the facebook employees working on something significant, like i dunno, developing software for the space missions, or heck, even search engines.

What individual people decide to do is a complicated process of course, but overall it is very easy to accomplish what you want: just pay the people to work on what you consider significant.

What's that you say?`You're not interested in paying for it and cannot persuade others to pay for that work either? Hmm.. maybe it's not so significant after all...

Re:Die facebook, die (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34459222)

When's the war on facebook ?

Hopefully soon.

Re:Die facebook, die (4, Informative)

vlm (69642) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459308)

At what point do we realize that people wasting time on such sites is as big a danger as say, drugs?
When's the war on facebook ?

Obviously you do not watch infotainment TV shows. As farmville has eaten into their viewership, they've been running some might FUD-dy stories along the line of marital infidelity / online predators / Save the Children / general theme of you should all be scared and watch this TV show instead of looking at facebook. According to TV, crooks / creeps / freaks didn't exist until Facebook and if we stop using Facebook they'll magically disappear.

Prime Time TV has also been out to get them with the usual FUD.

Re:Die facebook, die (1)

LazyNetworkingStuden (1192261) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459422)

While I agree Facebook is a waste of time generally we wouldn't have all these lush new smart phones nor 3g/4g networks to play with if it weren't for the plebs subsidising it for us because they can find out who just commented on their photo while sitting on a public toilet. Internet porn is just as much of a drain on society but without our need to fire off a hand right now the internet would be no where near what it is today.

Re:Die facebook, die (1)

Zaphod-AVA (471116) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459442)

When they added the groups feature it became somewhat useful, instead of just being a vanity toy.

Re:Die facebook, die (1)

EvilBudMan (588716) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459456)

--I'd rather have all the facebook employees working on something significant, like i dunno, developing software for the space missions, or heck, even search engines.--

Space Missions??? Nooooooo.......

Re:Die facebook, die (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34459490)

>Is facebook really technology? From what i can figure out, its a place where people spend 700 billion minutes a month playing farville and
>mafia wars.

There was a period where 40-somethings were using it as a way to hook up with people they knew in high school, and by "hook up" I mean sex.

Re:Die facebook, die (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34459650)

Is facebook really technology? From what i can figure out, its a place where people spend 700 billion minutes a month playing farville and mafia wars.

Can you rephrase this in terms of more useful units, such as femtofortnights per quarter-of-an-hour, or the SI equivalent: seconds per second? Thanks

way to be on the cutting edge (2, Insightful)

corerunner (971136) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459108)

http://www.facebook.com/common/browser.php [facebook.com] isn't compatible with Firefox 4, IE 9, or Chromium 6

Re:way to be on the cutting edge (1)

Apotekaren (904220) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459148)

Visiting that link with Firefox 3.6.12 "Incompatible Browser" What?

Bad link, not incompatible browsers (2)

penguinchris (1020961) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459550)

An AC mentioned this already, that link is simply the page you're redirected to if you use an incompatible browser.

Insignificant (0)

denshao2 (1515775) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459110)

They moved around a few things. It doesn't make any difference to me.

Anger?? (2)

zero.kalvin (1231372) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459114)

"The changes unsurprisingly are being met with mixed opinions ranging from rage to anger" That's what they always say, a few days later, the cries dim out. Humans tend to resist change.

Re:Anger?? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34459218)

Even better is the use of synonyms to describe a gamut. It makes me feel somewhere between bored and uninterested.

Re:Anger?? (1)

ArsenneLupin (766289) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459350)

Woosh!

I just wish Diaspora was finished (1)

assertation (1255714) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459130)

I just wish Diaspora was finished so I could send an invitation to the few FB friends who matter to join me there and then delete my FB page.

Re:I just wish Diaspora was finished (1)

Chapter80 (926879) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459412)

I just wish Diaspora was finished so I could send an invitation to the few FB friends who matter to join me there and then delete my FB page.

Good luck with that last part! I hear it's a royal pain.

Hey entrepreneurs... Go invent this:

When you leave FaceBook and register for an alternate site such as Diaspora, simply register with IveMoved.com [or whatever].

Our automated scripts perform the following:

1. Help you move: We move your content, notify your friends, and remove as much public data as we can from FaceBook
2. Mark your page as "I've Moved", directing users to your new location.
3. Sign in to your FaceBook periodically and pull over some FaceBook data for your old friends, bridging the gap between your new service and FaceBook. As an IveMoved.com user, you'll have access to your friend's FaceBook data, but your friends will be encouraged to move with you, to maintain contact with you.

Congratulations on your upgrade away from FaceBook!

(Apologies to the current owner of ivemoved.com (if any).. it was just a name I made up while typing.)

Re:I just wish Diaspora was finished (2)

assertation (1255714) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459756)

I stay in touch with the people in my life outside of FB.

There are a few acquaintances that Facebook put me back in touch with that I would like to stay in touch with via a similar site. Not so many that I need a service to send them a note for me.

As far as everyone else goes if they come with me great, if not no loss.

Just ditch Facebook (1)

betterunixthanunix (980855) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459498)

As it turns out, the friends that matter to you will continue to stay in touch with you even if you are not on Facebook.

Re:I just wish Diaspora was finished (1)

bluefoxlucid (723572) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459778)

Diaspora is not "controlled" by anyone but people don't really realize that gathering information through a distributed network is not so hard. Your friends run programs or web browser bars that nip at the info, etc.

Actually (1)

samael (12612) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459138)

I quite like it. It's nice and simple.

Let the ..... (5, Insightful)

realsilly (186931) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459150)

... automatic security preference "accidental" changes begin.

So many people just accept these upgrades without going back and checking their privacy settings again.

Re:Let the ..... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34459282)

I updated my profile. I see my birthday on it, but my privacy settings are set to show that only to friends (still, nothing seems to have changed in there).

If I view my profile without being signed in, I don't see the birthday; but, it also doesn't really look like the new profile, so either it hasn't been updated yet or something else...

Re:Let the ..... (1)

nloop (665733) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459284)

So I read that and checked. All of my privacy settings are exactly what they were before. What aspect are you referring to that is changed by accepting the profile upgrade? I don't see any?

Re:Let the ..... (4, Interesting)

omnichad (1198475) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459410)

This time, they don't change the privacy - no new option added. You can't, for example, choose to disable showing the most recent 5 tagged pictures of you. No matter who your friends are or what prompts them to tag you in them.
 
I don't use Facebook often at all, but I just think it's stupid to put my profile information in the control of other people (my friends).

Re:Let the ..... (2)

creativeHavoc (1052138) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459626)

unless you don't let anyone view your tagged photos. in that case, none of those 5 pictures will show up on that page for anyone except you, as expected.

Re:Let the ..... (1)

omnichad (1198475) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459678)

And of course, that privacy setting does exist - but "Only Me" isn't on the main list of drop-down choices. I had to click customize, just to find that option. Thanks for the tip.

Re:Let the ..... (1)

creativeHavoc (1052138) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459786)

on facebook, the only good privacy setting is a customized setting. I have several lists set up and use their in/exclusion options to really make it specific to my privacy choices.

I just love the "new" security features... (5, Interesting)

denzacar (181829) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459584)

Particularly the "Question only you know the answer to".
That has the range from "First grade teacher" through "Pet's name" all the way over to "Street you lived on when you were 8".

Is anyone in Facebook HQ aware that about 90% of their users use it to communicate or get back in touch with the very group of people who would know those answers - BECAUSE THEY ANSWERED THE SAME QUESTION THE SAME WAY?!
Hello! Your entire first grade class had the same teacher. Your friends know the name of your pets and the street you lived on. Your cousins sure as hell know the rest of the questions like mother's maiden name etc.

Why not just give everyone the default code of 0000 or 12345? It's about the same level of security.

It's optional (2)

beanyk (230597) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459158)

... so far, at least. My profile is just the same as yesterday. Only when I clicked on a friend's profile did I see the change.

There was a button I could click to follow suit, but I ignored it.

Re:It's optional (4, Insightful)

Chameleon Man (1304729) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459216)

It's not optional, it's phased. Facebook always rolls out their changes with a phased approach, not changing all profiles at once.

It is inevitable.

Re:It's optional (1)

beanyk (230597) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459322)

Yep -- thanks. I should read past the abstract, I suppose.

Re:It's optional (1)

bananer (1938130) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459380)

You can manually upgrade your profile by clicking the button at the bottom of this page: http://www.facebook.com/about/profile/ [facebook.com]

Re:It's optional (1)

omnichad (1198475) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459424)

It's optional until later today. You just get the chance to opt-in early.

You'll get over it. (2)

Lilith's Heart-shape (1224784) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459214)

People got over the FARK.com redesign, and they got over Slashdot 2.0. They'll get over this as well, and forget to check their privacy settings.

Re:You'll get over it. (1)

queazocotal (915608) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459242)

Bring back 1.0.

Re:You'll get over it. (1)

beakerMeep (716990) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459366)

Fark's website is pretty fugly -- whoever did that design clearly wasn't a designer. However Slashdot's design is very nice and slick.

However Fark did add a rather nice mobile site recently, so points for that.

Re:You'll get over it. (3, Interesting)

ArsenneLupin (766289) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459376)

and they got over Slashdot 2.0.

did they?

Re:You'll get over it. (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34459434)

Did people get over Slashdot 2.0?

Even right now I'm still using the old design for threading and such. It still has those stupid image-esque buttons they added, I miss the old original text "buttons". I would go back to the original Slashdot in a heartbeat.

Speak for yourself (1)

betterunixthanunix (980855) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459538)

I try to keep Slashdot as close to the original as possible. I keep Javascript disabled, and when the admins tried to reenable it for me, I disabled it again.

Re:You'll get over it. (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34459716)

Depends on your definition of "getting over it." I "got over" digg's redesign, too. I removed my bookmark and replaced it with reddit. Haven't let the door hit me on the way out. There are certain discussions which don't expand correctly on Slashdot, and that pisses me off. Not enough to quit the site, mostly because I started reading it in '96.

Range? (1)

CoolHnd30 (89871) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459226)

The changes unsurprisingly are being met with mixed opinions ranging from rage to anger.

Rage to anger.... That doesn't seem to be much of a range, or even mixed for that matter... Range and anger are basically synonymous in my book... That is strange wording.

Re:Range? (1)

ArsenneLupin (766289) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459390)

Some people are just enraged over this change.
Other people are angry about it.
Some are in between.

However, none are happy.

Re:Range? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34459454)

aspie much?

Re:Range? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34459476)

The intent of the sentence ranged from joke to jest.

Re:Range? (1)

CoolHnd30 (89871) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459670)

Nice explanation... :) Monday morning prior to coffee.... the humor gear hasn't kicked in yet.

Re:Range? (2)

u38cg (607297) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459548)

Here, I made this "whoosh" just for you.

so wait (2)

digitalsushi (137809) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459238)

Didnt everyone hate 'the wall'? Just as much?

Re:so wait (1)

gstoddart (321705) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459848)

Didnt everyone hate 'the wall'? Just as much?

No, that was one of their best albums, actually. ;-)

Oh, you meant Facebork, sorry.

Feelin' Baby (1)

einszwei (1809798) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459270)

No! The feeling ranged from rape to angered ....

What is Facebook? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34459318)

Er.. what is Facebook actually??

Re:What is Facebook? (2)

vlm (69642) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459356)

Er.. what is Facebook actually??

Farmville bootloader / OS. Also used for Mafiawars and a couple other games.

Not bad, actually (1)

FornaxChemica (968594) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459348)

They fixed some compatibility issues it seems. I still use Firefox 2 and Facebook looked so "broken" it was pathetic, now it's almost all correct. Funnily they dropped some web 2.0 features, the page reloads entirely when you check another in-page tab. The ads are invading but the design overall is better. First time they actually improve something, at least in my books. But of course, it still is just the same old useless Facebook we could all live without...

Browse friendships needs to be blockable. (2, Interesting)

Posting=!Working (197779) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459494)

Browse friendships on the new profile is just downright creepy. I know it's all visible info, but I can't think of a single non-creepy reason anyone would want to click and see every interaction between two other people.

If you were looking at the results for two people, and one of the people you were looking up walked up behind you, you'd try to hide it before they caught you. There really isn't a good explanation you could give them if they saw you doing it.

It appears to me a tool designed exclusively for stalkers, is there any other reason it exists? I'm really at a loss to figure out why this wasn't rejected the second it was suggested and the person suggesting it isn't avoided like the plague at the office.

Five most recent profile pics visible? (1)

Culture20 (968837) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459526)

Five most recent profile pics visible to whom, friends or strangers? I know some people who use landscapes or cartoons as their "public" profile pic, and relied on FB access control model to prevent non-friends from seeing the other profile pictures. Now I bet a lot of people will delete their extra profile pics. Then FB's policy will be to delve into the database of deleted items until their year of use is up and declare deleted items "public".

Enough! (1)

Sentrion (964745) | more than 3 years ago | (#34459738)

That's it! I'm going back to Geocities!

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