Facebook has announced some major changes that have been called a response to the Twitter threat and just about everything else. Just like most things in this Web 2.0 social media whirlwind we live in the change is fast and furious and the opinions outpace the change by a considerable margin.
Erick Shonfeld over at TechCrunch does a great job of outlining the changes that Facebook has announced. The changes are for the homepage, profile pages and activity streams. The highlights are as follows:
- No more distinction between private profiles and public pages
- Real time updates of the news feed on everyone’s personal page. In essence, Facebook is looking to be more like Twitter.
- There is also the implementation of a social graph which is a map of social connections between members