Facebook Replaces Black Photo Viewer, Photos Are Bigger Too

Facebook has been busy this week, making a lot of changes. The latest in line is upgrade in photos.

The first change is related to resolution of photos, which are being shared. You can now share photos that are up to 960 pixels wide (up from 720 pixels) and photos will load twice as fast. Photos that you have already uploaded to Facebook will be displayed at the higher resolution too.

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The next change is related to photo viewer, most of you might like it. Facebook has replaced its highly criticized black lightbox with a more pleasing white Lightbox. By moving to from a black to a white background, opening photos from the mostly white news feed should be less jarring. This could reduce fatigue from rapidly dropping in and out of the photo viewer and keep users browsing the site for longer.

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What you think about the changes? Let us know.

Too much Spam on Facebook: HOW TO Stay Safe & Avoid Spam

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So we eat on Facebook, We love on Facebook, We Fight on Facebook, We upload pics on Facebook, We plan Event on Facebook….We Love Facebook. But of late we also get & forward(knowingly or unknowingly) Spam on Facebook. We all hate SPAM so here are few tips that will help us reduce the chances of getting & forwarding spam on Facebook. Stay safe & Spam free

If it is too good to be True, It is Untrue (Common Sense)

First thing first, Facebook doesn’t track profile visitors, All Profile Visitors Apps are fake.  OMG! Look at this, Oh! Boy you stalked me come see my “special pics” & things like that should ring warning bells in your head. Check if same message is getting posted on many friends & if many are getting Tagged(in pics or post), 95% of times common sense is all you need to avoid Spam

Never run any Script in your browser, No matter what it Claims To Do

A Script may claim to take out genie from a bottle, GIve you free iPad 5, make you millionaire….or simply Track your visitors, Find people having crush on you. While you are running that Script waiting for Genie to come out it is spamming your friends wall, messages, Chat messages etc. DON’T USE THEM

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Use Website Rating Application/Extension

Using good anti-malware, anti-phishing extensions will make not just Facebook but your overall Online experience safer. There are many Antivirus or Internet Security softwares that have them. My favorite among free ones is WOT, it supports almost all major browsers & Operating Systems.

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Download WOT from here

Never Click on Short URLS

Always check where you are headed when you click on short URLs. Use sites like http://linkpeelr.appspot.com/ (It has Chrome extension) or Download Extension from here for Firefox. Again, it makes not just Facebooks but your overall online experience better & safer.

 

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Facebook Redesign Profile Pages

Facebook has redesigned profile pages. A lot of changes have been made. Mainly, there are a lot more of photos and photos.

There are two big themes to the revamped design: a bigger emphasis on keeping things visually interesting, and streamlining the design to make it easier to find information people actually care about. Facebook Product Manager Peter Deng explains that on the old profiles, some of the most popular features and information has been a pain to find — the ‘View more photos’ link, for example, is immensely popular, but it’s been nestled between far less important links for years.

So it makes sense that first things you’ll notice on the new profile pages involve major layout changes. Your vital stats — birthday, employer, current city, and the all-important relationship status — are now featured at the top of the page. A photo stream appears just below it, showcasing a handful of the photographs you’ve most recently been tagged in (you can choose to ‘hide’ a photo that you don’t want to have in your stream, so there’s some flexibility with what shows up here).

Tab navigation is now taking place directly below the profile photo, which makes profiles look more similar to Place pages. Most of these tabs are self-explanatory: clicking ‘Questions’ will bring up that application, the photos tab brings up your photo albums and albums you’ve been tagged in (now with infinite scroll!) and so on.

The biggest change to these tab apps involves ‘Info’. This now looks totally different — the dozens of text links representing your Interests have been converted to images whenever possible, giving you a more visual overview of the person.

New Design:

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You can activate the new design on http://www.facebook.com/about/profile/

Old Design:

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