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25 Ways Facebook's Platform Stays Current

From Facebook Lite to Vanity URL Mania

— September 12, 2009 — Tech
Facebook Lite is the newest update for the company, which is always making changes based on what their users want. Facebook has continued to grow its network and keep a loyal base by adapting changes that fit the everchanging desires of the online community. And aside from that new contract debacle, they’re nearly always right.

Right now, especially with competition from Twitter, Facebook knows that what the people want is a streamlined minimalist sharing experience with friends. Here’s a look at the updates that keep Facebook on the cutting edge, from Facebook Lite to vanity URLs.
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Activity
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Facebook Passes MySpace
Facebook Passes MySpace
Like Blu Ray vs HD DVD, Except We Care
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Interactive Inaugural Updates
Interactive Inaugural Updates
CNN and Facebook Streaming Partnership Crowns Obama King of the WWW
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23
Credit Crunch Facebook Changes
Credit Crunch Facebook Changes
CFO Gideon Yu is Out, Mark Zuckerberg Hopes for IPO
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Viral Online Protests
Viral Online Protests
Facebook Reverses its TOS After Viral Backlash, Begs Users to Stay
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Facebook Blood Donors
Facebook Blood Donors
Takes All Types
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How to Ensure Your Facebook Account Doesn't Get Disabled
How to Ensure Your Facebook Account Doesn't Get Disabled
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Mainstream Makeovers
Mainstream Makeovers
Facebook Lite is Sleeker, Faster and Cooler
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Facebook Gets A Facelift
Facebook Gets A Facelift
New Facebook Sneak Peak
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Facebook Goes Green
Facebook Goes Green
Greenbook Application
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Facebook Contests for Moms
Facebook Contests for Moms
Mothers Weigh in On Economy for Sears' “Busted Moms”
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Facebook Responding to Concerns
Facebook Responding to Concerns
New Page Designs Rolling Out
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Be Santa on Facebook This Christmas
Be Santa on Facebook This Christmas
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Facebook Search Marriages
Facebook Search Marriages
Kelly Hildebrandt and Kelly Hildebrandt Search and Find Love
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18 Cent Friends
18 Cent Friends
Usocial Lets You Buy Facebook Friends to Look More Connected
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11
Love Defined By A Drop Down Menu
Love Defined By A Drop Down Menu
Facebook Relationship Status
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10
Facebook Gets Flashy
Facebook Gets Flashy
Adobe Flash Applications
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Free Gifts As Ads
Free Gifts As Ads
Giving Away Facebook Apps For Marketing
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Tryvertising Rewards
Tryvertising Rewards
Free Starbucks Ice Cream Treats for Facebook Users
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7
Facebook China
Facebook China
Zuckerberg Offers $85 Million For Zhangzuo (UPDATED)
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Facebook Ads
Facebook Ads
Zuckerberg Announces Ad Revenue Platform
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Vanity URL Mania
Vanity URL Mania
Facebook's Custom Usernames Prompt a Bevy of Silly Suggestions
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Grassroots Facebook Campaigns Against HSBC Successful!
Grassroots Facebook Campaigns Against HSBC Successful!
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3
Facebook Translated to German
Facebook Translated to German
Gesicht Buch?
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Concept Car Contest on Facebook
Concept Car Contest on Facebook
Mazda Design Challenge
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Unbanning Breast Photos
Unbanning Breast Photos
Cancer Victim Wins Right to Bare Mastectomy Scar on Facebook
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