Thursday, March 05, 2009

Business & Technology | Facebook's getting a makeover | Seattle Times Newspaper

Tracking activities among more than 5,000 “friends”?…

The new product changes, which began to roll out at noon Wednesday, would over time enable user "Profiles" to serve more as individual Web pages that could convey messages far beyond the current 5,000 "friend" limit, executives said.

Perhaps taking a cue from Twitter, the rising service for letting people express themselves in 140 characters or less and keep up with what celebrities have to say, Facebook said Wednesday it will let users follow public figures, such as President Obama and swimmer Michael Phelps, bands like U2 and even institutions like The New York Times.

Business & Technology | Facebook's getting a makeover | Seattle Times Newspaper

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