In the latest chapter of the controversy over redesign of Facebook’s home page, the company had responded to an avalanche of reader feedback with a list of proposed changes and improvements based on what the users wanted most.


The ‘most-wanted’ list includes:

  • Adding more control and relevance in the stream via live updating, photo tags and additional applications.
  • Displaying more Highlights
  • Improved search capabilities

Facebook Director of Product Chris Cox explained the rationale behind the most recent redesign in his blog

With the recent home page changes, we’re trying to present the right balance between what’s happening right now and what’s interesting over a longer period of time. We realize that both are important and getting them both right is crucial for the product to work. In the last few weeks, you’ve seen us shift the main emphasis towards real-time conversations and updates as the entry point to Facebook. We’re working hard to make this stream more valuable, and also to build out the richness and relevance of the Highlights section.

The current redesign is the fourth since Facebook first launched, in 2004. The social networking site now has more than 175 million users.

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