Facebook Forcing Users to Adopt Changes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The popular online hangout Facebook is forcing users to adapt to a redesigned Web site - whether they like the new look or not - starting today.

Facebook's facelift includes separating users' personal profiles into different areas of the site and providing more tools meant to make it easier to share information and photos.

Since unveiling the makeover seven weeks ago, Facebook had left it up to users to decide whether they wanted to switch over.

But that option will be taken away from all users by the end of the week.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says the changes - although for the better - will alienate some of Facebook's 100 million users. But the company is hoping the gradual unveiling of the changes, which began last May, will ease the transition.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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