Missy Schwartz offers a breakdown of the site's homepage features

By Missy Schwartz
Updated March 27, 2009 at 04:00 AM EDT

Hey, Nosy!
”What’s on your mind?” is the new prompt for status updates. Who are you, our shrink?

MIA Pals
Why are some friends routinely absent from the unruly news feed?

B-day, Yay!
We can still count on birthday reminders, even if they’ve migrated north.

Whither ”less about”? Now we have to read the results of your umpteenth quiz.

The junk-to-gem ratio in the new ”Highlights” sidebar is about 20 to 1.