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The Facebook redesign that you will never see rolled out because some can’t handle it.

On March 2013, Facebook showed a neat redesign for its website. A less cluttered layout, bigger pictures and also better looks.


Facebook Redesign 2013

No, we aren’t going to see this anymore. Reason is that a lot of Facebook users still run old computers such as netbooks that just can’t handle it. A lot of users still run on them, having insufficient performance and small screens that won’t fit it.

An early post stated that such redesign wasn’t just good from a revenue point reason because it has been ditched. Not quite correct.

Stating to Julie Zhuo – Facebook Design Director – “These people may not be early adopters or use the same hardware we do, but the quality of their experience matters just as much.”. Many of us may have shiny new computers, pixel perfect and wide screens to have a sharp pictures. There’s something more beyond just improving the user experience only from an exterior aspect. You have to make sure they can actually use it and not gimp the browser with a too heavy payload to take care of with already low room for themselves. Read More…

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Facebook purchases Whatsapp for 19 billion dollars

Whatsapp Messenger (horizontal logo)

Actually, sixteen billion are going to be paid in titles, three in cash, but they are still nineteen billion of dollars from Facebook to purchase Whatsapp, the ever growing instant messaging application that has already reached the 450 million number of users, growing by one million per day, estimated to reach the first billion number by the end of the year. Facebook continues its pursuit to expand itself out of social network boundaries; Instagram for picture sharing acquired for more than 700 million dollars, a pity compared, Whatsapp for instant messaging after failing purchasing Snapchat. Read More…

Paper will forever change the way you use Facebook on your iPhone

Introducing Paper from Facebook on Vimeo.

Let’s say it. Facebook mobile apps hasn’t ever been the jack of all trades point to users seeking to stay connected on the go. Nevertheless the continuous updates to match iOS change of looks, it is still some sort of clunky to browse in and rather inefficient to scroll through stories. Read More…

Facebook changes the “Like” and “Share” button, for the first time ever.

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Yes, you heard it right. Facebook is going to change its Like and Share buttons appearance across the web. Since the launch back in 2004, it is one of the very few things that has not changed at all. Same looks, same place, same target. It has even spread across nearly every website so much that it is harder to avoid it than encountering it, making the social network go beyond the facebook.com boundaries.  Read More…

All the 1.2 billion Facebook profile pictures in one, unique interactive picture.

Facebook Faces

Getting lost between friends is  easy. When it comes to looking at the whole number of subscribed people on Facebook grinding for someone you know is hard enough to make search engines look like ancient algorithms. The project named “The Faces of Facebook” from programmer Natalie Rojas puts every public profile picture in chronological order, all restrained to dimensions even smaller than a pixel on an iPhone’s Retina display. The result is a wall of mixed colors creating a retro effect of the first TVs. Don’t be harassed by privacy though; in no way personal info are gathered. Read More…

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