Facebook Turns 6 Rolls Out New Design

February 5, 2010

10:28 pm

Wow, Facebook is growing up right before our eyes as it 6 years old yesterday. As part of the birthday celebration Facebook also rolled out a new design to about 80 million of its over 400 million users.

Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg had this to say in a blog post:

So to celebrate six years of Facebook and the 400 million people on the service, we’re doing what we like doing most—building and launching products for people. Tonight we’ll host a celebration at Facebook headquarters, and we’ll release a handful of new things that will improve people’s Facebook experience, including a couple that people have requested a lot. We’ll post more details to our blog in a few hours.

The new design that Mark mentions offers some new ad units as explained by Nick O’Neill which could help the site to monetize better. Check out a couple of screen-shots of the new Facebook design, thanks to Matthew Sanders (below).

Facebook Birthdays New Design

Facebook Birthdays New Design

Facebook Groups New Design

Facebook Groups New Design

Has the new Facebook design been rolled out to you yet? If so, what are your thoughts on it?

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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. Find Frank Gruber online and follow him on Twitter at @FrankGruber.

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