Plans to overhaul Facebook not 'liked' by all

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg today unveiled major changes that are in store for the hundreds of millions of users of the social media site.Speaking at the annual F8 conference in San Francisco, Calif., Zuckerberg explained that at the heart of the newly redesigned Facebook is the Timeline profile, which will integrate all of users' online social history in addition to making it easier to discover friends' tastes in music, movies, books and apps.However, as Facebook began rolling out the changes to its front page yesterday, some users rejected the new look almost immediately.Many were upset that Facebook now has a ticker showing everything their friends are doing in real time. Also, some were unhappy with the way that Facebook now filters Top Stories to what it thinks is most interesting instead of a chronological list. Mashable.com Editor-in-Chief Lance Ulanoff says with these changes, 27-year-old Zuckerberg may be taking a gamble with Facebook's 800 million users, many of whom are not young people. "He's serving an audience that's probably in large part older than him, and isn't always as interested in what's new as opposed to what works," he says.

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Residents blame the tax break for sending property 1 Hempstead IDA board votes to revoke Green Acres Mall's tax breaks
The Pentagon says two U.S. service members were 2 2 US troops killed in eastern Afghanistan
Funeral today for FDNY firefighter William Tolley from 3 Final salute for firefighter from LI who died in line of duty
Amtrak announced Thursday it will begin replacing tracks 4 Amtrak accelerating Penn Station work, rail delays expected
Parents worried Wednesday after threats of violence at 5 Extra school security in Southold after 'unfounded threat'

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE