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February 09, 2012
Facebook Rolls Out New Lightbox View
By Thomas Hawk
Today for the first time I noticed that Facebook has rolled out a new lightbox view for photos. There were rumors of a new Facebook Lightbox view coming already out in the wild, but this was the first time that I saw it myself.

At first blush it looks like quite a bit of it was copied from inspired by Google Photos. Remember Vincent Mo, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. ;)

The biggest change is that that comments on Facebook photos have been moved over to the right. Also it's interesting to me that they seem to have dropped adverts on photos that have enough comments to require scrolling. This probably makes sense as it's a way to reward high value (i.e. highly commented) photos on Facebook and below the fold adverts (where the adverts go under the comments) probably wouldn't fetch as much as above the fold adverts anyways.

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