Facebook Announces Go-Live Date for All on New Design

facebook_pic.pngIt appears that Facebook has very quietly announced when the new profile redesign will go live to all users of their site. In a developers wiki article about infinite sessions posted on August 7th, Facebook announced under the question, “I thought you were deprecating infinite sessions?”, that the new redesign will go live to all users on August 27, 2008.

This move should be a welcome one for developers. One of the largest frustrations amongst Facebook developers with the new design has been having to support both the old design and new until users all begin to adopt the new. The new design provides more integration points, protects users against spammy apps, and tends to side towards more useful applications on the platform.

The new profile redesign has been accepted by some, rejected by many. I experienced this first hand recently in trying to cover some missed changes, that within just a week had been changed due to the quick evolvement of the new platform. Initially rolled out to 5% of users, it will be interesting to see the reaction of users as all 100+ million users are forced to use the new design. It is my prediction that there will be backlash at first, but as with any change, users will begin to adapt and learn how to use it in a new way. You can switch to the new design yourself by going the http://www.new.facebook.com – it will from that point on take you to the new design every time you go to Facebook.

How was your adoption of the new design? You can follow my updates on Facebook at http://jessestay.socialtoo.com.

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Jesse Stay has been a pioneer in the space of social media marketing since before it was called "social media marketing". Originally a software developer, Jesse built a tool called SocialToo.com which helped brands like Pepsi, Brittany Spears, and MC Hammer grow their social media presence, and before he knew it brands were coming to him for help to grow their presence in very unique ways. His tool was featured on almost every tech blog and even mainstream news sites like New York Times, Techcrunch, and Mashable. Jesse also spent a brief period working FOR Facebook, Inc., helping them to build out their documentation to help companies integrate Facebook Connect into their websites and mobile apps. Jesse took his skills and helped the LDS Church kick off most of its social media programs. While there he helped launch the award-winning "I'm a Mormon" marketing campaign with global reach worldwide in the millions of views and followers. Jesse established new global programs at the Church to further grow its reach amongst both members and non-members of the Church, working with every department of the Church, also including entities like the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Brigham Young University. He also helped the Church navigate its voice and presence during the Mitt Romney Presidential campaign due to the significant attention the Church was getting at the time. He established the social media advertising techniques and strategies employed at Deseret Digital Media growing over 20 million fans across their news properties in just 6 months, and was featured on AdWeek for his success. As founder and Principal of Stay N Alive, Jesse has developed very unique techniques in social media advertising to help organizations grow presences, within months on minimal budgets, into hundreds of thousands of highly relevant and engaging fans and followers. He designed and teaches social media advertising at LDS Business College. He has helped grow sales, and has a belief that yes, you CAN measure social! Jesse has been featured as one of 10 entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter (next to Biz Stone and Ev Williams, founders of Twitter) by Entrepreneur magazine. Jesse has written 9 books on the topic of social media marketing and development, including Google+ Marketing For Dummies and Facebook All In One For Dummies, and eats, lives, and drinks social media with a personal combined presence of over 600,000 followers on his personal social profiles.

0 thoughts on “Facebook Announces Go-Live Date for All on New Design”

  1. I expect that at least 1 million facebook users will close their accounts. The old style facebook had all the information displayed on one page – simple! If you look up someone, you are not going to be inclined to look through all the tabs to find out about them. I will stop using it and use My Space for as long as it continues to allow all info on one page.

  2. Jaseman, 1 million compared to their 100 million users will hardly
    make a dent for Facebook. I suggest taking some time in the new
    design and figuring out what it has to offer. I've found it actually
    gives users more options, and more ability to organize how others see
    them, and how you can see the activity of your friends. IMO it's
    actually easier to use than it was before – you just have to figure
    out the details of what it offers. With change always comes a
    learning curve, but if you spend some time with it I think you'll grow
    to like it.

  3. Jaseman, 1 million compared to their 100 million users will hardly
    make a dent for Facebook. I suggest taking some time in the new
    design and figuring out what it has to offer. I've found it actually
    gives users more options, and more ability to organize how others see
    them, and how you can see the activity of your friends. IMO it's
    actually easier to use than it was before – you just have to figure
    out the details of what it offers. With change always comes a
    learning curve, but if you spend some time with it I think you'll grow
    to like it.

  4. Jaseman, 1 million compared to their 100 million users will hardly
    make a dent for Facebook. I suggest taking some time in the new
    design and figuring out what it has to offer. I've found it actually
    gives users more options, and more ability to organize how others see
    them, and how you can see the activity of your friends. IMO it's
    actually easier to use than it was before – you just have to figure
    out the details of what it offers. With change always comes a
    learning curve, but if you spend some time with it I think you'll grow
    to like it.

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