CBS NEWS has given us a quick preview at tonights “60 Minutes” episode, detailing a major look and feel (yet again) to Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg was on the show, which aired December 5, 2010 at 7:00pm EST on your local CBS station. The preview, featured below, will give you a preview of what the new Facebook will look like. It changes your profile, placing thumbnail images along the top so your friends can see a few photos (that you can edit) of you along with your profile photo. It also brings all your work/school info, interests, and activities up front at the top as well.

On the down side (at least I consider it a down side) is that “Status Updates” have basically been thrown out the window, as far as displaying them on your profile page. As you can see… you no longer have a “Status” up by your name. It’s completely gone. Granted, it’ll still appear below, but NOT by your name in a still place for a week (or for the addicts, about 10 minutes). Instead, it gets pushed down the stream on the wall.. just like everything else in our mundane digital lives.

Facebook, as pretty much every knows, is the most popular social networking site in the world, connecting over 500 Million people together on one site. The gigantic platform hosts a large variety of features and applications that allow people to do more than just share their opinions. Now, they’re moving in yet a new direction yet… bringing the content up front and center.

One thing I personally do NOT like about this new setup on the profile page is the thumbnail images. They are just obnoxious, and they actually take a long time to set up. My faces (pictured above) are not there like that to start. I had to delete photos off that sequence one-by-one to get those select photos that way. It’s not an intelligent system. It simply gives you random photos you are “tagged” in, and even crops and zooms them in an inefficient way to bring you the content up front on your profile. Once again… we need to take time out of our lives for Zuckerberg’s amusement. Honestly… is that guy really this bored?

Here’s the Preview:

There are also a few additional options put in for editing your profile:

The new design is expected to come tomorrow. However, if you don’t want to wait, you don’t have to! There is a nice, simple way to get the new profile RIGHT NOW!

  1. Head to http://www.facebook.com/about/profile/.
  2. Click on the GREEN BUTTON at the top right corner of the page.
  3. You have now activated the new profile system. All of your friends will see this new system (view my page if you are my friend), and all of your friends will appear to have the new system to you.

What do you think?

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