Facebook Makeover Mimics Twitter

Facebook on Wednesday introduced a redesigned user home page and new public profiles for celebrities and organizations in a move widely seen as an attempt to compete with the real-time social messaging offered by Twitter.

In a blog post, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained that the changes were necessary because as Facebook has become a conduit for more and more information, the need to find relevant and recent information has grown.

“The new home page will let you see everything that’s shared by your friends and connections as it happens,” Zuckerberg wrote. “It will also provide you more control by letting you choose exactly who you see among the people and things you are connected to.” [via informationweek]