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Customizing your Facebook profile to stand out from the crowd

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

By MATT SCHULER, Digital Architect, Marx Layne

Mashable has a great new guide up on how to customize the new profiles on Facebook. The new profiles are now almost a month old and many people have found creative ways to stand out. The most common method was to hack up creative ways to use the new picture lay out. Alexandre Oudin was among those profiled by Mashable for using the picture boxes as a larger piece of art. Rob McCann led off the second round of profiles, for the creative display of a broken train bridge.

There’s more to do with the new profiles than just creatively displaying pictures though. For instance, there’s a lot more information you can share about yourself, your work and your life. No longer constrained by limited amounts of information, you can add projects you’ve worked on, colleagues and more.

With the additional customization features, some things have departed. Mashable notes that profiles’ tabs have disappeared due to “low usage.”

Like most changes with Facebook, even if they’re unpopular, they’re unlikely to revert to the old style. It’s best to take advantage of the opportunity for customization now and prepare for future changes.