According to Facebook, 149 million Americans now actively use the social network (as of 2009, the network had 100 million active users in the U.S.). And 70 percent of these active users in the U.S. log on to the social network daily.
Today, the site launched a new design for "Facebook Pages" -- the public profiles used by brands, businesses, and celebrities to communicate with thousands or millions of fans at once.<
Here's what the new Facebook Pages has to offer:
- Notifications: You'll can now get Facebook notifications and email notifications when fans post or like something on your page.
- Use Facebook as your page: Pages now work a lot more like personal accounts. You can like other people's posts and post on walls and other pages as your page. Each page will also have get a news feed, and mutual friends and interests will appear to anyone who views a page while logged in.
- Left-side Tab Bar: Navigation has moved to the left side of the page, and admins can use the sidebar to feature specific admins of the page, or to feature other, related pages.
- "Everyone" Wall Filter: People viewing a page will be able to view posts by that page or posts by everyone, and the new smart filter will push the most interesting stories to the top. Admins can also sort posts by most recent and see hidden posts.
- Featured Photos: Like individual Facebook accounts, Facebook Pages now feature their five most recently published photos at the top of the page.
Facebook is allowing Page owners to preview the new design for the next four weeks (you can upgrade at any time). On March 10, the change will be mandatory for everyone).
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