A sample of the new profile page (via Mashable.com)Does it seem like your Facebook page is becoming a full-time job? This morning, we were reminded that once again the social networking site is adjusting the features on our personal profiles. Users can "upgrade" their site to access the new format. Translation: we need to do more stuff. Unless you're super into Facebook, these upgrades are one more thing to stress about. We know you're busy and don't need to spend your precious time watching the how-to video--and not watching a monkeys and cats befriend each other--so we broke down some of the key changes that will effect your profile, for better or worse.
- Your recently tagged photos will appear at the top of your profile, so untag anything you don't want the world to see. If you don't want to delete the photo but would like to keep it buried in your album, you can also roll over the picture and click X on the top-right corner to remove it from the top of your profile.
- Your privacy settings haven't changed with the new upgrade, thank heavens and Zuckerberg.
- Your relationship status is also front and center so if you've been putting off that awkward formality, now's the time to bite the bullet. Prepare for lots of "thumbs" weighing in.
- Your top interests now appear as a row of images, so make sure the stuff you like is safe for work.
- Remember the stress of MySpace's top friend's bar--where you had to choose your favorite people without offending anyone? It's baaaaack. The upgrade lets you highlight your top friends and family and categorize them as besties, co-workers, family members and college friends. A little advice: check who's highlighted you before you add them to your favorites list. It could get awkward.
- You can see things you share in common with other friends (and by friends they mean people you don't really know, aka Facebook friends). So when you visit someone's profile now you can see more than just shared friends. You can see what you both have in common from music and hobbies to scheduled events you're planning to attend.
To upgrade your profile and to get a more detailed breakdown of new features click here.
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