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New Facebook Layout Becomes More Visual with More Ads

By March 12, 2013March 6th, 2023Technology News

The Facebook News Feed is getting yet another update, and this time it’s going to pop just a bit more.

A recent press event brought Zuckerberg in front of an audience to tell them that the News Feed on Facebook will now become more like a “personalized newspaper,” which is supposed to help Facebook users keep on top of recent news from their friends and from actual events happening in the world.

The new redesign boasts a new tab that’s meant just for people that you’re following that updates in real time, which is taking a page right out of Twitter’s book.

Zuckerberg has been planning on this change for awhile, but up to this point it has been impossible because of Facebook’s algorithmic way of approaching what is displayed in your Feed. However, months of research has led the Facebook design team to not only a new design, but a new code completely, allowing for these major changes to happen.

In addition to larger pictures, new Feeds, and better prediction of what you may want to see, Facebook users will also see an increased number of ads on their Feeds. This comes after months of encouragement from Facebook for people to pay to “promote” their posts. Because of this, pages and people that are actually being followed by the Facebook user may not be seen all of the time because sponsored posts have taken over instead. Though the new Feed promises to fix this problem, it will also increase the number of sponsored posts and pages. Twitter, on the other hand, only displays tweets that are from someone the Twitter user is following.

However, Facebook claims that the “following tab” will be the biggest step forward for the company. According to Zuckerberg and partners, the tab will ONLY show posts from people and pages that you subscribe to, which means that Facebook may be well on its way to becoming a news hub as well as a social media network.

Time will tell whether this new format will work for users and businesses, or if Twitter will continue to reign supreme when it comes to presenting news in a readable manner.

Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.