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Surprise, People Loathe The New Facebook Changes

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Surprise, People Loathe The New Facebook Changes
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If Facebook rolled out a new feature that spit gold coins out of your USB port every time you liked a status, people would bitch about it. Many of the changes Facebook has made over the years that initially drew the ire of nearly everyone have come to be indelible parts of the social experience. Remember, guys – that News Feed that you are now ready to slaughter people over didn’t exist at one point. I’m sure there were more than a few “What the hell is this stupid crap”s when that originally rolled out.

In short, people hate change and have a predisposition to slam anything Facebook does within a minute of being exposed to it. Of course, that’s not to say that the anger isn’t oftentimes warranted.

So it’s not surprising that I thought the apocalypse was upon us when I woke up yesterday and jumped on the internet. There are a lot of people that are quite perturbed with the Facebook News Feed changes.

What do you think about the new changes to Facebook? Do you like the new News Feed and the ticker? Do you feel overwhelmed or confused? How does this update to Facebook compare to previous changes? Let us know what you think.

To briefly sum it up, here’s what Facebook had to say about the changes:

When you pick up a newspaper after not reading it for a week, the front page quickly clues you into the most interesting stories. In the past, News Feed hasn’t worked like that. Updates slide down in chronological order so it’s tough to zero in on what matters most.

Now, News Feed will act more like your own personal newspaper. You won’t have to worry about missing important stuff. All your news will be in a single stream with the most interesting stories featured at the top. If you haven’t visited Facebook for a while, the first things you’ll see are top photos and statuses posted while you’ve been away. They’re marked with an easy-to-spot blue corner.

They have basically joined the “top news” and “most recent” tabs that were the options before the change into one stream that features real time updates as well as top news, determined by Facebook’s algorithm for what it thinks you want to see.

And then there is that ticker. In the top right of the new layout, Facebook has added a ticker that supposedly contains everything – status updates, likes, comments, photos, information changes, etc – all in real-time, so that you don’t miss anything.

OK. It’s definitely different. Let’s look at what some of my friends have had to say about the changes -

Hey! Just when I was thinking about dumping Google+, all this happens. Procrastination pays.

ok i gotta agree with everyone else…what is up w/ fb?! i don’t need to know what everyone is doing every second they are on fb!!!!!

Thinks Facebook has gone mad with all these new options, instead of making things easier, it appears to me they are making things more difficult, what say you????

screw u facebook, have we not all hated ur changes everytime for the last 8 years or what now?

Gahhhhh. Whatever, Facebook, Purchase World of Warcraft Gold.

Facebook really needs to stop trying to figure out what I consider “important” information….

#NewFacebook has been a trending topic on Twitter since the changes rolled out, and most of the tweets are negative -

The #NewFacebook updates feel like they’re trying a bit too hard to me. Overwhelming and busy, with little payoff. #nothanks #antisocial 54 seconds ago via web · powered by @socialditto

The #NewFacebook is confusing! Leave the damn website alone we never like your changes. Ever. 1 minute ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

#newfacebook IS BULLSHIT. Total bullshit. 1 minute ago via web · powered by @socialditto

It’s obvious that the backlash is pretty severe. Warning, this is where I move into the opinion part of the article. Proceed at your own risk.

It’s not the end of the world. But there are some rather annoying elements to the new design.

That ticker…could be called the OCD feed or perhaps the “who gives a shit” feed. Honestly – too much information. And not too much relevant information, which would still be a problem, but too much information I simply don’t care about. It’s noble to try and put everything that happens in my Facebook world out there for me to see, but it ends up being somewhat of a headache inducer.

No, Facebook. I don’t care that a girl that I haven’t talked to since high school liked a photo of some guy that I don’t know’s trip to the Grand Canyon. I can definitely see how the ticker will have some fans, because it truly contains everything. For a person with a large amount of friends, however, this ticker could prove to be too much, too fast.

Not to mention the stalker-implications of the ticker. It let’s/makes you monitor everything that is going on with a person – every comment that my friends make on a public status or photo, every like they make, etc. Not that we didn’t get some of this with the old news feed, but the ticker takes it to an extreme

The ticker is keeping some semblance of privacy, however, as I haven’t spotted a situation yet where I’m being notified about a comment posted by my friend to a wall or status of someone who’s not my friend (unless that post was originally on my friend’s wall).

The new News Feed, like I mentioned before, is a mixture of top stories and recent stories. If you haven’t checked Facebook in a little while, it will refresh you with what’s been going on while you were gone with the “Top Stories” from X minutes ago. So far, Facebook has been pretty good with putting posts from people that I actually care about in this “Top Stories” section.

Others people here have said the opposite, claiming that their “Top Stories” have been from people they haven’t interacted with in years.

For me at least, the news feed isn’t that huge of a change. Except for the new categories labeling things as “recent stories” “top stories” and “from earlier today,” it looks quite similar to how it looked pre-changes. I still seem to be getting updates from the people I am used to getting updates from.

Not that this really bothers me, but I noticed earlier that the simple addition of the ticker and “people to subscribe to” box (a previous addition) has cluttered up Facebook a whole hell of a lot. Load up that chat box and you have this, which might be a nightmare to some users –

My mom will be calling me any time now…

Like most changes that Facebook drops on its 750 million users, I feel that this will simply become an accepted reality soon enough. Today, Facebook’s f8 conference kicks off. There, Facebook is expected to announce more new features coming to the Facebook platform. Check back with WebProNews for updates throughout the day.

What do you guys think? Love it? Hate it? Do you feel like jumping to Google+, now that it’s open to everyone? Let us know in the comments.

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  • Barbara Puder

    Won’t be jumping to Google+ (plus what?) anytime soon. Sure I could get used to the changes. But I think they were too much all at the same time. It is true that anytime Facebook changes stuff, you’re going to get some complaining. But with this particular set of changes, the complaining seems to be both more vehement and universal. Friends that have, in the past, complained once and let it go are continuing to complain, and friends that almost never comment on Facebook changes are suddenly speaking up.

    I could live with most of the changes, but that ticker has to go. There are plenty of thing to keep people occupied, I see no need for yet another distraction. Even the best of us multitaskers have our limits. I really don’t need to know that my friends are commenting on posts by people that I neither know nor particularly are interested in knowing. I’m more than adequately occupied with my own direct interactions with said friends. Simply put, I don’t give a flying figwort.

    Newsflash for Facebook, and any other social media companies: If you want your site to be Social, it works better if you don’t alienate you users with the changes you make. Sure, there aren’t a lot of alternatives at the moment, but this is exactly the kind of behavior that will cause alternatives to be developed. Protecting your market share means treating those people who constitute with at least a modicum of respect. That’s really the best way to keep that ever-precious market share.

  • http://backwaterstudio.weebly.com/ Kathleen Johnson

    Love the Facebook changes except for the “ticker” at the right – makes me feel like I am in Time Square with my nose up on the Billboard.

    Dislike the fact that they have chosen, once again, to not include a “Dislike” button.

  • Phyllis

    Hate it. Hate the ticker that makes me feel like I can’t even “like” a comment without the whole world watching. I’ve officially turned into a Facebook Lurker. I never click “Like” and I never comment now. And the page is heinously busy. I can barely even lurk and read with that annoying updating timeline thing. Horrible.

  • jason

    The ticker on the right needs to go. Every time it updates it takes me back to the top of the feeds. Also I like looking back to see what was posted, this new style mixes the post and real confusing when someone else post about a previous post yet it is not in order. Options to view it newest first should be our choice, not the “top story” that FB decides I need to see.

  • Hananh

    My only question is WHO determines what is important or interesting!?? “You won’t have to worry about missing important stuff. All your news will be in a single stream with the most interesting stories featured at the top.”

  • Obie

    FB should let us have more options to turn off the things we don’t want.
    I had to do a lot of work-arounds to get things back to a bit like I had it all. It’s like having your computer desktop just the way you like and someone comes along and rearranges….sheesh

  • http://www.raief.com Greg

    It doesn’t bother me at all.

  • George

    I REALLY hate when people say “ohhh, people are just bitching cos they hate change”, that’s such a stupid point of view and completely ignorant to the vast amount of issues that need to be considered on this topic. As mentioned in one of the comments below, Facebook will alienate their users if they continue in this manner. The majority of changes (this one in particular) are not improvements, but actually make using the website more difficult and remove some of the most loved and needed aspects of it. But that’s not even the worse part. The worst part is their attitude. They don’t take any user feedback on board and completely disregard anything the users have to say. Before this change was launched they forced a Beta testing version on some people. A whopping majority of those testers said it was absolute rubbish and shouldn’t be implemented. This went completely ignored. Being unhappy with these changes is not “oh, I don’t like change”, as you claim. This is the result of customer dissatisfaction being wilfully ignored and steamrolled over.

  • Sherry

    I hate the new so called upgrades,,which are down grades, they obviously don’t pay attention to the users and their complaints about the way they do things or facebook would keep it the way the users like it,,I mean any one trying to sell something would want to make sure the customer was very happy or they would never go back

  • http://visitbandungnow.blogspot.com Tresna

    I think what facebook should do is focus over privacy concerns which they succeed to leak thousands of user ID from the Apps and games.
    And little does people know that each time you log on to FB you will be exposed to most unwanted ads for a social site, even more than twitter does.

  • Richard

    Different people use FB differently. Some just use it to keep tabs on friends and family. They’re going to dislike the new feed because it disrupts the normal chronological flow of posts that they’re reading. Top stories is redundant and not needed for these people. Their friend lists are small and manageable and it’s not hard to read all the posts their friends are making.

    People with hundreds of friends can’t read everything those friends post and will likely be more receptive with letting FB put the top stories on top. Social networking butterflies want to know what people are buzzing about. Butterfles are less interested in what individuals say and prefer staying current with what the masses are talking about.

    To stay successful, FB needs to acommodate both types of users. Ramming every change down the thrats of casual users isn’t going make them happy. Not adding changes to cutting edge social networkers isn’t going to keep them excited. There’s no reason why FB can’t be configured to keep both types of users happy.

  • http://www.q3tech.com/technology.html Software development services

    Honestly, I’m quite happy with the changes in FB’s news feed among other things. Let people crib all they want, at the end they’ll all came back and ‘like’ it !

  • http://www.webpronews.com/ Chris Crum

    I wonder how many new sign-ups Google+ got yesterday.

  • http://top10banks.blog.com/ Top 10 Banks

    And how much did you pay for Facebook? If you pay something to use it, you deserve a say. Yes, Facebook needs us, but apparently there isn’t much better out there.

    Yes, they do need to be careful. Myspace wasn’t and Facebook overtook them. The same can happen.

    But, honestly, you get free access to a pretty amazing peace of software. It will store your pictures, videos, notes for free.

    cd :O)

  • Dan Aron

    Too much information!! In your face immediately. FB is just getting annoying.

  • lynn

    the ticker does give me a headache. I liked the option we had at the top of the page to either read top news or most recent… I saw more that way. now the page feels congested like a big traffic jam. I am about ready to try out google plus and see if I like it any better. or just do away with all of it altogether. I may just get on to play my games and get back off. At least that way I might get some cleaning done.

  • http://www.familyclassroom.net Heather

    You know — I think the problem is we just want to be able to come home to our FB page after a long day and not find the furniture has been rearranged AGAIN. Change is okay — but roll it out slowly and give the option to try the new beta version or stick with the old one. Options — please!! Leave the furniture alone and get the new puppy off my chair!! Ugh!

  • Nancy Keane

    I think it’s a mess! I don’t have time to spend all day searching for the things I want. I use Facebook for two reasons: business and friends/family. The social part — forget it. Too much of a headache now to bother with.

    Not sure yet how it will affect business, but I can’t see it helping.

  • Jennie Kermode

    I don’t bitch about every change on Facebook. By and large, I don’t care. But this makes Facebook just about unusable for me. I use it to connect with friends and colleagues in remote places who don’t know many other people online, often because very few people in their countries have internet access. The heavier emphasis on ‘top news’ (i.e. what is popular) makes it much harder to keep track of their voices and swings this medium even further toward the reinforcement of Western cultural hegemony. I am now shifting as much of my activity as practicable into other media.

  • Larry Miller

    The problem with the ticker as opposed to the recent iteration is that things flip by too quickly and you can’t take your time reviewing posts that Fb did not believe warranted Top Story status. Beyond this, we really don’t know how Fb determines the Top Story status and it appears that it is a way of downplaying the posts they did not feel were important. There have been cries of censorship on the part of Fb and this will only fuel that feeling.

  • http://www.ssrichardmontgomery.com ron

    Rubbish Put it back! I use less now as dont know what is going on.

  • https://www.bonanza.com/booths/tuckerstuff Thomas

    What do I think? I started a petition, it’s so bad. Can’t stand it. I started a Petition: http://www.addoway.com/tuckerstuff/blog/b/From-Facebook-To-FaceBroke-Fixes-That-Didnt-Need-Fixing

  • Christy

    I didn’t like the changes at first, but after playing around with the lists (look under Favorites on the left, hover over and click More), I’m very happy with them. I moved all of my family into the family list, all of my close friends into the close friends list, and all of my game friends into the friends list (which I renamed Game Friends). I moved these lists to Favorites, and now when I click on a list under Favorites, I get only the posts from the people on those lists, and in the order they are posted.

    As for the ticker, I find it useless. It moves too quickly, and typically shows things I don’t care about. I would rather read them on my list newsfeeds.

  • Susie

    I always quickly checked the notifications, read the ones I consider interesting, then scroll through the ‘most recent’ feed, DECIDING FOR MYSELF which updates were important enough to read. It takes a LOT longer for me to check up on friends and family after the changes.
    How the heck does Facebook know which feeds are most important and deserve my attention? In short, THEY DON’T!!
    I guess I’ll have to hide all those statuses I only friended to be polite.

  • D Brown

    Excellent changes for those wishing to cut back on their Facebook usage or eliminate it altogether!

  • Paula Biel

    I do not know half of the people that make comments or “like” someones page and I do NOT want the whole world knowing what I like or don’t like or what I said to Joe Blow. I have opened a Google Plus account and will migrate myself and most of my friends over. I HATE the new Facebook feed. I don’t need to read everybodys ads and that is all that is posted on my page anymore. Comments are only posted on my wall. Stupid.

  • kera

    as with all the changes thus far – you’re right, most of us woke up saying “wtf, now???” but we’ll get used to it, right? The phrase that keeps arising for me is… “just because they CAN, doesn’t mean they SHOULD.” along with, “if it ain’t broke, why fix it??”. But ya… i was one of the “oh for cryin’ out loud”-ers… i have decided life is too short to carry that ire around. it is what it is, and fb isn’t about to take MY advice, and until they start charging me for it, i’ll just shut up.

  • RR

    Every time I check out facebook to see if it has gone past a junior high school mentality… it has not. The latest findings are that it does not lead to more sales in peoples businesses. So, the only reason one is on facebook is for tons of useless information(gossip) and why would I want to know what anyone in my life is doing at all times? I have more interesting things to do with my time than be concerned with creating as many fake friends as I can and worry about popularity. This sad obsession people have with needing some sort of way to feel important or valuable through social networking is very shallow and leads to more isolation on a core level, not less. Focus on having a couple of real friendships that will last a lifetime and give those people your time in person and speak to them on the phone to hear their voice and stop with all this wasted time on fake friends that would easily forget your name if you needed them to take you to a hospital or lend you money in an emergency. Posing photos to share with real friends or family is one thing but worrying about how many thumbs up, being liked or not? …Come on people move out of this type of thinking…there is so much more to life that you need to embrace that is exciting and fullfilling and facebook is NOT ONE OF THEM! Privacy is a valuable commodity…think about it.

  • http://www.vintagebaubles.com Anne Marie

    I HATE IT! I’ve never liked Facebook to begin with, but with a huge family spread out all over the country, it’s been the best way for everyone to keep in touch and be apprised of key family news. I am very computer literate, but have never found FB easy to navigate. And these new changes are ridiculous! I wish they would just let you close the stupid “ticker” if you don’t want to see it, which I don’t. I hate those thin little scroll bars. The whole right side of the page is far too junked up. Then this business of them “deciding” what’s the most interesting stuff…. That can go away, and the sooner the better. I have seen some posts by friends that I want to go back to later to comment on, and half the time it takes me forever to find them because they’re not in order. I will choose what I want to read first, Facebook; thank you very much….

    I may have to go back to plain old-fashioned e-mail to stay in touch. Bah and humbug on the new Facebook.

  • http://www.ulcseminary.org Universal Life Church

    I wouldn’t mind having a ticker going if I had the choice of maybe x number of people who I’d like to hear from. There are only about 20 people or so who I’d be interested in seeing regular updates from, so I’d be okay if only those people would show in the ticker with the random feed for the rest. I don’t always have time to check everyone who matters, but I also like a random mix of friends so I can get to know other people.

  • Christie

    Hate it. I REALLY hate when computers try to think for me (hello microsoft, I hate when word does it too, ahem!) – FB is putting ‘top news’ on things I could care less about!!! I’m a chronological kind of gal – give me the option. I hate that I no longer have the option!

    • SirCharles

      +1 :)

  • SirCharles

    They don’t need to keep messing things up. My FB app displayed everything 3 times , 3 times, 3 times to the point I thought it broke and I had to reinstall. Who at FB is testing this stuff before they disrupt 100 of millions of people trying to spend 10 minutes in FB to check who at what for lunch. Seriously, leave it alone and test test test before screwing it up.

    • http://aidyreviews.net Aidy

      We are the testers. FB likes to screw with us. Without a handshake or happy meal afterwards :)

  • garry

    looks more proffectional and looks better

  • Nick Baer

    I and only I decide what’s Top News!

    I have unselected so many pre-selected Top news items, that now it pretty much isn’t doing it!

  • J. Rioux

    I don’tind the news feed thing too much, but I do wonder if FB really jones what is important to me. What I don’t like knowing that every person who is a “friend” on my account gets to see what I’m doing every minute that I’m on FB. That’s an invasion of my privacy, and I DO NOT LIKE IT!!

  • http://www.creativewebdesignsolutions.co.za Web designer

    As with all good things when they become over commercialized they lose the very thing that makes them specials. The new changes will altimately kill facebook.

  • http://www.benhamdesignconcepts.com Brian Benahm

    It is just like everything new, in a week you will be used to it. If facebook upset you so much that it ruined your life because of its changes you should consider getting a hobby that doesn’t have to do with a computer. I bet you would live a happeir life, unless complaining is what makes you happy.

    • eric tootell

      Brian your a putz

      • /// ted

        Looked in a mirror, lately?

        • http://cass-hacks.com Craig

          No, for some reason, all the ones I look into are broken.

          Don’t know why though.

  • http://aidyreviews.net Aidy

    No shit. This would be the fifth time I counted that I had to modify my FB page in someway, shape, or form. I think FB is making it increasingly harder to protect privacy. Alas, if we wanted complete privacy, we shouldn’t be on the internet. Ah well, change is something we have to get used to it seems.

  • http://www.sharonsalabooks.com sharon sala

    Uh… you’re wrong. If FB was shooting gold coins out of the USB port I’d be standing there with a bucket. HOWEVER…it opted for a different change. SO… main complaint. I do not appreciate topics being chosen FOR ME. I’ll pick my on content to read, thank you very much. I divorced the last person who tried to tell me what to do. FB is next.

  • eric tootell

    A dislike button is a great feature to add..I dislike the news feed and seems most of us do. The ticker showing me the conversation my friend is having with someone else that’s not my friend, is T.M.I and will cause alot of drama. If we chose to be that nosey, we could go to our friends page and catch it there. I’m very surprised facebook marketing team didn’t do a trial run on us first…You know, send a notification to everyone explaining they’re trying out a new ticker and ask us to comment how we like it. Why doesn’t facebook ask us what we like before making these solid changes? The last change i disliked also was when it started showing comments from last year in the sidebar…WTH is up with that? what if I lost someone close to me and posted about it and now I’m reminded. Or what if I said something aweful that I totally regret, I’m reminded of it? I can archive myself and so can everyone else. Facebook shouldn’t be promoting our privacy amongst other users this way. ASK YOUR USERS WHAT THEY LIKE BEFORE DOING IT AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE ABLE TO MEET THE DEMANDS>>>STOP GEUSSING!!!! VERY POOR BUSINESS. Google plus is looking very attractive to all users right now and good luck getting them back once they’re gone.

    • http://www.thatssomartha.blogspot.com Kelly

      I agree with the old statuses appearing. My friend was reminded a couple of weeks ago that her world got shattered 2 years ago when her son passed away. Not cool.

    • http://cass-hacks.com Craig

      I like the idea of a ‘dislike’ button for function/features implemented by FB.

      I wouldn’t want to see a ‘dislike’ button for posts, images, content that users make available but a more direct channel for feedback to provide opinions on what functions and features are made available would be really useful.

      That or, make it possible to select what FB apps one wants to see and only show those.

      That said, data related to the usage of the new FB apps are likely to be read and analyzed by FB with potential future changes made based on usage in any event.

      When all is said and done, there could be a deluge of negative opinions posted about an application but if more people use it than don’t, which is more likely to send a louder signal?

      Bloggers don’t count, clicks do. ;-)

  • Suzy allen

    OK, stream away with status updates, But I REALLY DO NOT want to know or care who just friended who or liked their post. I don’t have all day for that drivel. Don’t choose what you think I might like. I’m a woman. Things can change daily and I’m not alone.

  • H. Brennan

    I like to choose recent or reguar news feeds.
    Harder to navigate.
    Will probably use it less with these changes

  • http://www.thatssomartha.blogspot.com Kelly

    The ticker in the right corner is great if you’re a stalker. Otherwise it’s way too much info. I really don’t want everyone to know my every move. It’s almost scary!

  • Ellen Duggan

    A topic of discussion as I taught my MBA class last night. Ages 22-51 in the class were all asking for a dislike button. As it was a Marketing Strategy course, it provided an example of how NOT to develop a competitive strategy by designing new features that the competitor has. Google+ and Facebook have different missions and goals, to which their markets respond to. Stay aligned, develop accordingly, and markets will shift. The fastest growing and largest market on FB are women over 50+.

  • http://www.psptubez.com Barry

    Who actually has enough time to cipher through all the changes and get used to the new format, I cannot see any improvements or have I missed something. “-(((((( sob sob!!!

  • Linda maclean

    Ha, and I thought the Facebook program had malfunctioned!

  • WDS

    Interesting… My FB page does not have any of the stuff people are complaining about? Matter of fact the annoying ads that used to be down the side of the page are gone too!

    Maybe the changes are not global yet or the changes are lost on my ad blocker?

  • WDS

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  • http://matweller.com Mat Weller

    Your tone is appropriate concerning most of the previous FB changes. Almost everything they’ve changed to this point have been purely facial. I’ve been annoyed at changes before, but never enough to take an extra breath to comment.

    This change is a fundamental difference in function. As it happens, it’s a change in the function as I use it and may be a deal-breaker for me. I don’t care what’s most popular if it happened three days ago. I always feel like a goof when I answer a post only to find out after the fact that it’s old and all the important commenting on it has finished. Now FB is saying that’s the main way they want you to post. Forget that.

    For me, FB just made itself the FB-killer that G+ wanted to be. Wave it away all you want, but function is what makes Twitter king and Stumble an also-ran. It’s what makes Google Docs the industry standard and Microsoft a distant second begging for table scraps.

    I could care less about the design changes, but the filtering makes FB less useful, and let’s be honest, the real reason for it is so they can sell priority space to advertisers. It’ll be 2 weeks before strangely all that’s in your news feed is talk about Snuggies and videos that have Swiffer commercials in the beginning — like some dystopian future sci-fi book (i.e. Feed by M.T. Anderson).

  • /// ted

    Facebook…for those with TOO MUCH FREE TIME (shouting !) !

    This is perfect for the littering on the information highway. Trash, trash, and more trash! What the F*** am I doing here ??? ARGH!

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