SOURCE - RESTRICTION: Facebook Livestream - AP Clients Only
Location - Date: MENLO PARK, California - March 7
1. SOUNDBITE: Mark Zuckerburg, Facebook, CEO and founder
"We believe that the best personalized newspaper should have a broad diversity of content. It should have a high quality public content from world reknown sources. And it should also have socially and locally relevant updates from family and friends and the people around you."
"So, here's where we are today with newsfeed on mobile and desktop. And here is the new design. This design reflects the evolving face of your newsfeed. It's designed for the way that we're all sharing today. And the trends that we see going forward. And now there are three things that we're going to focus on today in this design. Rich stories, visual and engaging. Your choice of different feeds. Dig into any topic that you want. And a mobile inspired consistent UI. The same Facebook experience across all of your mobile devices and desktop as well."
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg announced a major change to the social media site on Thursday, that he says reflects changes in the way users share content.
The formerly text-based application appears to be jumping into the news aggregation business.
"Rich stories, visual and engaging," said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg. "Your choice of different feeds. Dig into any topic that you want. And a mobile inspired consistent UI. The same Facebook experience across all of your mobile devices and desktop as well."
The changes will allow users to integrate their newsfeed with their choice of stories from major news providers along with posts from their Facebook friends.
Facebook says they hope to stay ahead of user trends with these changes.