Facebook has never been that popular when it comes to blog posting as users find it easier to share all information via statues, links or pictures. Blog posting has always been a separate business with separate audiences and different terms. However, Facebook Note sees a revamp, in an attempt to diversify manners of content sharing and offer diversified ways of expression to the entire mass of public Facebook has gathered.
Facebook Notes is a spot, a pretty remote one if we think of the economy of a Facebook page, where users can post blog-style pieces of writing. The new redesign looks highly similar to Medium, the publishing platform imagined by the Twitter team, Biz Stone and Evan Williams.
The new Facebook page is defined by a single, large top image and a single column of text. The default font has been changed too, users can now write with Georgia, a serif font rather than Arial, the old approach on Facebook’s content. Most importantly, all ads and other types of sidebar content were completely suppressed as well.
It was basically high time for Facebook to upgrade its blog features, as the service was completely neglected, reason why users are poorly inclined to relate to its functions. It just sat there for many years, largely uninvolved and useless, serving no purpose whatsoever.
Facebook Notes in its upgraded stage is still in testing for the time being, as the new pages are seen only by a small number of users. It is still unclear when the feature will be available for other users but officials declare that they are working on it and most certainly the new approach will roll out soon.
There was a time when Facebook status updates were extremely short and informative and it made sense for users to relate to a place where they could share more complex thoughts. Times have changed, now users take all the space their need in order to constantly update their status messages and Notes has been thrown out in a very shady and empty place.
But as spirits heat up and words unfold in tight debates, Notes could find a new and safe place in consumer minds. According to recent declarations coming from blog pioneer Dave Winer, “we’re testing an update to Notes to make it easier for people to create and read longer form stories of Facebook Notes”.
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