The Ever Changing Face of Facebook

Today, in a fit of procrastination, I logged onto Facebook for about the fourth time this morning only to find that Mark Zuckerberg and team have once again changed the layout. That is what? four times in the past six months?  Previously, I’ve shrugged off the change, made like homo erectus, and adapted (yeah, I just made an anthropology joke). Now, however, even I’m a little pissed off. Thank god they got rid of that stupid “news feed/ live feed” business, I still don’t know what the hell that meant, but only to replace it with “top news/most recent”.  What does “top news” entail? Do status updates count as top news? Do blog postings? Are there things on the “top news” section that won’t appear on the “most recent section”? Furthermore, I have no idea why the globe at the top of the screen means “notifications.” It seems like they were picking politically correct icons randomly out of a hat . The “Messages” icon looks like the a little pissed off. Thank god they got rid of that stupid “news feed/ live feed” business, I still don’t know what the hell that meant, but only to replace it with “top news/most recent”.  What does “top news” entail? Do status updates count as top news? Do blog postings? Are there things on the “top news” section that won’t appear on the “most recent section”? Furthermore, I have no idea why the globe at the top of the screen means “notifications.” It seems like they were picking politically correct icons randomly out of a hat . The “Messages” icon looks like the iphone texting interface. Isn’t that more appropriate for “facebook chat.” which is represented by those people silhouettes? A mail icon seems like the most logical choice for “messages” to me. Logic just seems to have flown out the window here. Even the “log off” function has been taken off the main screen. You have to go into “account” at the top of the screen and then down to “log off.”  Facebook does not need to be complicated; it just needs to work properly.  If anything, Facebook should be as simple as possible. I wouldn’t mind the change so much if they actually improved the quality of my Facebook going experience, but as far as I can tell, it’s the same functions in more confusing places. Facebook upgrade: definite downgrade.

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3 thoughts on “The Ever Changing Face of Facebook

  1. you gatta spell your hominid species right in your cunning anthro jokes, m’bud!
    homo erectus! ahhaha, a funny name, no matter how many times i use it.

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