Live From Today’s Special Facebook Event
I’m at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, where the social network has invited dozens of press to witness the launch of… something. We’ve learned about at least some of Facebook’s announcements, which will likely include a redesign that makes the site’s UI more consistent with Facebook’s Place pages. But given the number of people in attendence (including members of advocacy organizations like the EFF), we’re expecting much more.
Facebook is livestreaming the event, which you can see above. I’ll also be live blogging my notes.
The setup for today’s event is unusual. There are a half dozen monitors set around Facebook’s large conference room (which doubles as a cafeteria). And Facebook isn’t allowing anyone to take video footage, which I’m hearing is a first.
10:40AM: Zuckerberg has just taken the stage. I promise we’re not talking today about what you think we’re talking about. You may have heard we’ve been in lockdown mode. We had a really intense, 60 day period where people finished all of these things. We had a really productive summer.
Last week you may have seen photos. Got hi-res photos. We’ve also improved Chat. Believe third biggest behind MSN and QQ in China, but only had a few people working on it. So we had a big push where we improved stability, cut back complaints by 60%.
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