Facebook announced in a press conference last Thursday that it has drastically revamped the all-important News Feed, turning it into a “personalized newspaper” that emphasizes what friends are sharing.
The basic changes consist of:
- Bigger stories and photos in the feed to provide more visual appeal;
- A new sidebar to navigate different parts of Facebook such as your timeline, groups, apps, and chat;
- Choice of seven different news feeds, including Music, Photos, All Friends, Games, and Groups, all sortable by users at their discretion — think of these as different sections of a newspaper;
- Cleaner design that allows for mobile rendering.
The roll-out is happening gradually so you will see smaller changes over time. How this will effect businesses and dentistry is far from clear but there will be changes.