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December 5, 2010

Facebook unveils new redesigned profile page for users

Users can share interests and activities, such as listing classes they took in school, their favourite sports teams

By CBR Staff Writer

A new profile page redesign has been unveiled by Facebook, which the company says enables users share more details, display photos and highlight friends.

The California-based social networking company said that tidbits are like "conversation starters" that will allow people tell their story and learn more about friends, according to Dow Jones.

Dow Jones quoted Facebook as saying in a blog post that a brief overview of people’s basic information, such as where they are from, where they went to school and where they work, has been included in its new profile page.

The new profile page will enable users to share interests and activities, such as listing classes they took in school, their favourite sports teams, as well as connect to religions, and political affiliations.

A Facebook spokesperson was quoted by Dow Jones as saying if one have restricted the access to any of ones content, it will continue to be viewable by only the people that the person previously selected in his privacy settings.

The company said the new profile pages will also include a row of five of the most recently tagged photos of each user, while users will be able to determine who can and cannot see profile page photos.

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Facebook said it plans to roll out the new page to all of its 500 million members by early 2011.

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