• Mark Zuckerberg announced a new Facebook redesign, without revealing any major details. The focus...

    Mark Zuckerberg announced a new Facebook redesign, without revealing any major details. The focus of the press conference was video calling, through Skype; though, unlike Skype, Facebook users will not require a specific program to utilize the technology, only a plug-in, which they can download whenever someone requests chatting with them: “I can go to a profile, even if they haven’t installed plug-in to do video chat, quick call and it’ll pop up on his screen. Click ‘I want to download the plug-in’ and we’re chatting. This only works because the system already knows we’re connected.” Video calling for now is “1-1,” but in the Q&A following the conference, Zuckerberg stated that nothing “should be ruled out.” For now, Facebook chat will soon support groups, closer to Google+’s “Hangouts,” but without video support. That seems likely to be an upgrade within weeks or a couple months, though.

  • “Your least technical friend can get online and connect to somebody else. Simplicity. No separate accounts, no separate Web sites, the download is small and easy, one button click to any friend on a social network that already has all your friends.” - Skype CEO Tony Bates

    "Your least technical friend can get online and connect to somebody else. Simplicity. No separate accounts, no separate Web sites, the download is small and easy, one button click to any friend on a social network that already has all your friends." - Skype CEO Tony Bates

  • What do you think about these new features?