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Facebook announces new features at f8 conference

A file photo of Facebook's homepage. The social

A file photo of Facebook's homepage. The social media giant announced changes Sept. 22 during its annual f8 conference in San Francisco. (Jan. 3, 2011) Photo Credit: Getty Images

Update: Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg today announced at f8 major changes coming to the site. The most significant change comes to user profile pages, which will soon feature a "timeline." Here is how the AP describes it:

The timeline is reminiscent of an online scrapbook, with the most important photos and text that users have shared on Facebook over the years. It's Facebook's attempt at growing from an online hangout to a homestead, where people express their real selves and merge their online and offline lives. The timeline can go back to include years before Facebook even existed, so users can add photos and events from, say 1995 when they got married or 1970 when they were born.

TechCrunch has some pictures of what the new profile pages will look like. HuffPost put together a slideshow highlighting some of the changes.

New social apps from companies such as Spotify and Hulu were also highlighted today. Ad Age has a list of the apps you can expect to see.

On the apps, Cotten Delo writes:

The new apps allow users to consume content within Facebook's platform and share what they're watching, listening to or reading in real-time. Advertisers will be able to target Facebook users based on the kinds of content they've viewed or shared via the new apps, which will feature "listened," "watched" and "read" buttons.

Business Insider compiled a list of all new features coming to Facebook.


From Earlier: Facebook is getting its latest facelift. After a roll out of several changes to its site this week, the world's largest online social network will announce some major changes today at its annual conference, f8. Watch it live here:



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