Facebook is an ever evolving platform, and it’s demographic includes advertisers and users who demand that things continue to stay fresh, get better and become more user friendly. In a bid to pacify all the above, Facebook is getting ready to reveal the new News Feed. An event so big for FB, that it is holding a press event on March 7, 2013, in California to announce it.
As the News Feed is one of Facebook’s primary “products,” so to speak, a redesign of its user interface could spell disaster, or herald a new era of advertisement driven success for the world’s most beloved social media website.
Either way, most average users will likely have little choice but to embrace the new look, which is set to integrate the newly purchased Atlas Advertisement Suite, from Microsoft, and will be used by the social network to help its advertisers see the impact of their ads in real time.
Zuckerberg&Co spent most of 2012 optimizing Facebook’s mobile back end, making sure all of its server side functionality on Android, iOS, Blackberry and Windows 8 Mobile are up to scratch. Facebook also introduced free VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) calls for iOS users in the US and Canada.
So, I guess the million dollar question at this point is; what does the new News Feed look like? Well, no one really knows for sure, but Josh Cosntine of Techcrunch has caught a glimpse of a redesigned News Feed for iOS devices, and claims that it looks similar to the Windows 8 tile based UI, with a splash of Pinterest and Google+ thrown in for good measure.
They even made a mock up of it:
Of course, it’s a pretty rough mock up, but it get’s the basic idea across. All will be revealed on March 7, and Geek Magazine will have all the juicy bits ready and written for you, so don’t forget to bookmark us.
What do you think of a new, more streamlined and media oriented News Feed? Sound off in the comments!