Facebook Launches New Profiles With 60 Minutes Interview

December 6, 2010

3:06 pm

Today Facebook rolled out a new profile redesign. The new profile looks to help better express users interests and personality more quickly by offering more imagery, which makes for a more interesting profile. The profile adds a mini-profile snapshot at the very top along with a few of the latest photos of the person. The snapshot photos are pulled in by date and can be hidden, but users cannot select the exact photos they want to appear which is somewhat limiting. The new profile also offers ways to share more of your experiences like projects and classes you have taken. Overall, the new profile cleans up the previous profile layout a bit, but the changes are kind of underwhelming. We assume the new profile will better enable Facebook to rollout new profile options in the future.

The profile launch has been well covered from the major tech blogs to the mainstream news. In case you missed, Mark Zuckerberg, the 26-yr.-old founder and CEO of Facebook, talked to Lesley Stahl on CBS 60 Minutes last night to share some of the news and answer questions about Facebook, which is now reportedly worth an estimated $35 billion. Kara Swisher also appeared on the program as she dubbed Zuckerberg the “Toddler CEO” a few years back. She has since changed her mind calling Zuckerberg a “Protégé”. If you missed the interview, you can check out the two part series here – Part One and Part Two.

Let us know your thoughts on the new Facebook profile launch in the comments below.

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Frank Gruber is the cofounder, CEO and Executive Editor of Tech.Co (formerly Tech Cocktail). He is the author of the book, Startup Mixology, Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success. He is also a startup advisor and investor to startups.

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