Facebook Could Become More Twitter-Like

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    Perhaps taking a cue from Twitter, Facebook says it will let users follow public figures like President Barack Obama and swimmer Michael Phelps, bands like U2 and even institutions like The New York Times.

    The popular online hangout Facebook is revamping its home page.

    Facebook is planning other changes as well so its millions of users can more easily choose the types of information they see.

    Perhaps taking a cue from Twitter, Facebook says it will let users follow public figures like President Barack Obama and swimmer Michael Phelps, bands like U2 and even institutions like The New York Times.

    Facebook's fan pages currently work as static destination sites for anything from bacon to Coca-Cola to Jane Austen.

    The social-networking site will eventually make them work more like profiles, which individuals can now continuously update by posting photos, links and other tidbits.

    Beginning next week, Facebook will also launch a redesigned home page that lets users receive continuous updates from their friends instead of every 10 or 15 minutes.