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Friday, March 1, 2013

Are You Ready for Facebook's Latest Annoying Makeover? We Didn't Think So

Posted By on Fri, Mar 1, 2013 at 4:30 PM

click to enlarge We're waiting for this Facebook update
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Just when we all got settled into the new timelines Facebook forced on us last year, the social media monster is making even more changes that'll undoubtedly create some social stress for your virtual self.

The press is already getting users riled up with reports that Facebook will unveil its new News Feed page, although details on what that might look like are nothing more than speculation at this point. But from what we've read and heard, users can expect to see even more photos -- and bigger ones popping up in their streaming community.

No doubt this change is less for us and more for advertisers; in January Facebook's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, told financial analysts that advertisers wanted to include bigger photos and videos in their messages. However, he said, Facebook has held off on selling those ads because it doesn't want them to look jarringly different from the content that's posted by users.

"We want to make News Feed richer," Zuckerberg said at the time. By allowing users to post more of that content, he added, Facebook will be able to give advertisers just what they are wanting.

The company is expected to summon the press next week to show off its new look that will once again be forced on us come Thursday.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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