by Victoria Vogler | Staff Writer
Facebook introduced a new redesign yesterday, with many new features that allow users to see more information without having to make a big effort. Although the changes have made the site a bit easier to use, some concerns have surfaced. The new features make personal information considerably easier to access, even with the privacy features set.
“I think it’s kinda bad because it shows so much more of your [information]. I’m afraid people are gonna come stalk me,” sophomore Alex Bond said.
The new design makes it simpler for users to keep up with their friends’ lives, and there are new options for interests like sports, people, and more. It also makes the site easier to navigate.
“You don’t have to scroll through all their stuff and everything, so it’s easier to look at, yeah, but it isn’t too much different,” Bond said.
On your profile page, your recently tagged pictures will appear on the top, under your basic information. You can also view pictures of your family and the friends you interact with most.
“[The new version] shows too much information that people don’t really need to know,” freshman Zach Harwell said.
Bond, concerned about losing his privacy, is unsure whether he will upgrade.
“I’m probably gonna leave [the old version] up, but if I do change it, it will be so I can see what it’s like,” he said.