Facebook to give its site a facelift

Facebook is dramatically changing its web site in a move it said will give users more control over the information they share with their friends, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The popular social-networking site outlined details of the new design May 21 and said it plans to implement the changes next month on a test basis. The new look will incorporate tabs at the top of profile pages to help members better organize their personal data, such as photos. The new profile pages mark the latest change for Facebook, whose 70 million members have been vocal about past tweaks to the site. Last year, for instance, it drew complaints after it introduced a service that took information from other web sites–such as a user’s latest purchase on Overstock.com–and broadcast it to that user’s network of Facebook friends. With that in mind, Facebook said it plans to introduce changes slowly, allowing users to use the new profile page in June before making it available to all members later…

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