Happy Birthday Facebook!

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Yesterday Facebook celebrated its 6th birthday and Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, announced in their blog that the popular social media website now has 400 million users. Zuckerberg spoke in his blog post about how he envisioned Facebook to be.

Facebook began six years ago today as a product that my roommates and I built to help people around us connect easily, share information and understand one another better. We hoped Facebook would improve people’s lives in important ways.

To celebrate, Facebook officially announced the new homepage design. Mashable posted photos back in December 2009 of how the new homepage would look and yesterday Facebook began rolling out the updates.

The changes include the notification bar moving to the top of the page, the left menu bar has changed so you can view and organise the core features easily and the photo dashboard being redesigned. Furthermore, the chat function has been integrated further into the home page. To read more about the changes click here to read Facebook’s announcement.

However, according to Mashable’s article publicising these changes, it looks like some functions have been sidelined.

Notably absent are the Friends lists. These may still exist for the purpose of the privacy features for updates and profile info, but we don’t see them as sorting options for the news feed in the images that have come out. Hopefully they’re still running in the background somehow.

We’re yet to see the changes at Sign-Up.to, but has Facebook changed for you today?