Facebook experimenteert met bewegende profielfoto’s

(FILES)This February 25, 2013 photo taken in Washington, DC, shows the splash page for the Internet social media giant Facebook. Those Facebook 'likes' can reveal a lot more than you think. Research released March 11, 2013 shows patterns from these Facebook preferences can provide surprisingly accurate estimates of the user's race, age, IQ, sexuality and other personal information. The researchers developed an algorithm which uses Facebook likes -- which are publicly available unless a user chooses stronger privacy settings -- to create personality profiles, potentially revealing a user's intimate details. These mathematical models proved 88 percent accurate for differentiating males from females and 95 percent accurate distinguishing African-Americans from whites. The algorithms were also able to extrapolate information such as sexual orientation, whether the user was a substance abuser, or even whether their parents had separated.AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER / FILES

Er komt een update van je Facebookprofiel aan. Momenteel test Facebook het nieuwe profiel. Daarbij kan de profielfoto vervangen worden door een 7 seconden durende profielvideo. Daarnaast zal gevraagd worden een korte biografie te schrijven die onder je profielfoto verschijnt. Je ‘timeline’ krijgt dan weer een minder prominente plaats.