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F8 2011: Facebook's 7 Biggest Announcements From The Event

The Huffington Post     First Posted: 09/22/11 07:03 PM ET   Updated: 11/22/11 05:12 AM ET

On Thursday, Facebook announced sweeping changes at F8, their annual developers conference. The event was held in San Francisco and featured comedy, surprise announcements and a poignant video of a Facebooker growing up before our eyes.

Comedian Andy Samberg kicked off the event with his best impersonation of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who followed the performance with a keynote that introduced a ton of new Facebook features--from a revamped profile to new ways to share content. Add all that to the addition of the Ticker module and revamped News Feed announced earlier in the week, and Facebook just got a huge facelift.

Check out the biggest changes announced at f8 (below), and view our guide to understanding the new Facebook profile (here). For blow-by-blow coverage of the event as it happened, visit live blog from the conference.

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The revamped profile, called Timeline, will look completely different, with a new focus on photos and events. The user chooses what activities they'd like to share in their continuous stream, highlighting moments from his or her life--from present day, back to the first day he or she was on on Facebook and before.
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