It’s that time of the year again…
Yup, Facebook is making changes and everyone is TO’d about it.
“OHHH!!! I’m so angry at you Facebook for showing me instant feeds! You online scoundrel!” says the disgruntled Facebook addict.
Change can sometimes be a little uncomfortable, especially when it comes to
stalking keeping up with our friends. However, Facebook is merely trying to stay competitive with all of the other social networks they have squashed over the years.
Google Plus (Google+), up until this week, is an online marketing nerd’s playground where all of the marketers somehow found an invite to Google’s beta version of the social network and either celebrate it’s genius or bash it to death on and off the network. The social network itself is very smooth, simple, and it takes many of the complaints that folks had about Facebook and make them disappear. However, it’s new, and uncomfortable due to the fact that we have evolved with Zuckerburg’s world for the past 6 or 7 years.
Google Plus has some really great ideas, and you can see where Zuckerburg and the Facebook team tried to pull ideas from the best parts of it. I’m not sure if they really hit the nail on the head with the changes just yet, but it’s pretty clear where they got their cues from (hey, who actually has real, genuine, and original ideas anymore?)
The F8 (Facebook’s developer conference) promises to have a few more changes rolling out. In the past F8 conferences, Facebook has typically announced and launched their biggest and best changes to the network. TechCrunch has reportedly grabbed some inside intel on the new features, including new buttons: “Read”, “Listened”, “Watched.” There could be more changes, or that could be it.
All I’m saying is, if you’re angry about the pre F8 changes, just wait until the developers conference tomorrow, September 22, 2011.
Meanwhile, sit tight and marinate over the fact that you are complaining about a free service that you voluntarily opt into using with a fun little graphic.
Thanks to someecards.com for the timely posting of Facebook ecards (check the site out… There’s quite a few of them.)
What do you think about the changes so far? Are you ready for the other ones that are rolling out later this week? Leave a comment!