Facebook celebrates their 6 years anniversary. Wow, 6 years already – time really flies. They also celebrate that they reached 400 Million People (!). So, If you are not on Facebook already, now you have 400 Million reasons why you should be.
Facebook celebrates the changes with a brand new navigation. You will find the log out button now under the “account-tab” in the top right corner. I was looking for it too. Looking through the comments on the Facebook Blog, I have to say that most people do not welcome change and resist it. I was pretty surprised myself when I logged in this morning and everything looked different. But not all is bad. I really like the top menu in which you can see the newest notifications, requests and messages right away. You also have easy access to them. The chat function sits now in the right bottom corner; it is also more accessible now.
Another good feature is that you can see the birthdays of your friends now on the right sidebar. Why do I think this is good? It is a real easy way to increase your online visibility to just go and congratulate your friends on their birthday (besides it is just a nice thing to do). It will bring your name up in their news feed and in their friends’ news feed as well. This simple and nice gesture brings your name in front of a lot of people.
A problem is that Facebook moved the navigation bar from the bottom to the left side in the home tab. It is only accessible in the home tab.
Something funny happened too: now, the space for the picture and name in the home tab is smaller than before. If you have a long last name like me, it will simply continue in the next line. Mine looks now like this:
At first, I was not sure what happened (why did I have a “0” there?), but then I noticed it is just the last part of my name. Funny.
What really has advertising potential is the photo and video section. I have now all the photos and videos from my friends in this section. This means, when I upload a video, all my friends will have it in their video tab too – what potential!
The bottom line is that we all have to get used to the new changes and make the best of them – until Facebook will change everything again. That just keeps it interesting, don’t you think?
What do you think about the new changes?