theljstaff (theljstaff) wrote in news,

Friends Page redesign project

Over the past few months, we've been working hard to respond to all of your requests from the past year or two regarding what you want out of a social networking and blogging site. With that in mind, beginning tomorrow you will have the opportunity to opt-in to the beta test for our new Friends Page format. We'd like you to try it out and let us know how it works for you. Here are the two major changes we've made:

Automatic lj-cuts

One of the most common complaints we get is that even your best friends don't do you the courtesy of using the lj-cut on long entries. We consulted with a cutting-edge market research firm and concluded that no one really wants to read more than 140 characters about what their friends are doing. And with our new automatic lj-cut, you won't have to! From now on, all those wordy entries on your Friends Page will automatically be cut at the 140-character sweet spot.

Adding Notifications

Have you ever wondered what your friends were up to when you weren't watching their every move? Would you like to see, in real time, what they're doing on LiveJournal? Well, now you can. We've added notifications to your Friends Page! Whenever one of your friends uploads a new userpic, adds or removes friends, comments on an entry, changes a setting, or uploads a picture to Scrapbook, this information will be added as an entry on your Friends Page.

frank has been alpha-testing these changes and he loves his new Friends Page!!!

screenshot of frank's friends page

To opt in to beta-testing, and to give us your thoughts on these changes, please go to feedback. We think this is a vast improvement to LiveJournal and just know you're going to love it!

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