The new profile page, which many of Facebook's 500 million or so users were shifting toward Monday morning, is topped with recent photos and lists relationship, hometown and work status, among other details, right up front."You can see all the things that you have in common with that person," Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told "60 Minutes" interviewer Lesley Stahl Sunday night.
To do that, I need to reload my profile page to see the new notification: Yeah, I’ve “updated my profile picture” alright. 🙂 Again, move the cursor to a hidden spot, this time on the top right of the box that contains the image and update information… Now people can see my profile picture has changed, of course, and they can see the notification on my timeline about the photo upload (tho that can be deleted too) but the notification about me changing my profile pic should be invisible.
Now if only Facebook would add an “anti-promote” or “unpromote” option to updates, they could make some coin off of my desire to keep things hidden.
Perhaps predictably, the change didn't come without criticism.
Because of its massive user base, Facebook can't make any tweaks to its site without some grumbling.
Easy enough: Problem is, now I want to get rid of the update notification.
I can’t, though, the event’s already happened, but in a somewhat confusing manner, removing it from my own timeline makes it less visible to others.
I wish there was a way to lump them together just using their pictures - like how "chat" is now on the main page.
Also, the info page is way too long for everybody and seems too cluttered.
"It gives you this amazing connection with that person in a way that the current version of the profile that we have today just doesn't do." OK, but how, exactly?