Google has revamped the look of its profile pages, which now seems less cluttered and more professional. Many are terming it as a close mockup of new Facebook design, without the social activity of course !
The initial experience of the new design surely compels us to think that Google is trying a more professional approach with Google Profiles. The fields are more structured and more relevant. There are fields for education and employment history and a special one that asks for your “Bragging rights”. If designed properly, you could now as well use it as your online resume and it would be a fancy one.
There are no Flickr carousals and other image distractions. You can post some pics of yours though. There is one side tab that displays your Google Buzz. But on a good note, you can edit settings so that it is not displayed publicly because let’s face it, who uses Buzz now? The “Introduction” field is the first one and has basic formatting functions enabled too.
The right sidebar displays the links from your social web and Google recommends some to you as well (it recommended my Twitter profile, since I hadn’t added it yet).
There is also a new relationship field (Facebook rip-off ?). There are two new blocks that you can use to describe yourself: “10 words that describe you best” and “bragging rights”.
Facebook re-designs are rolled out once in a while, but the new Google Profiles are interesting too. So, you might just want to give it a try yourself.