Gordon Swaby

Seriously, Why is everyone Bitching About The New Facebook

It’s as if people insist on jumping on “I hate the new facebook” bandwagon, but when i ask the simple question “Why do you hate it?” they give me a half baked answer of “I just don’t like the new layout”.  Doesn’t sound like a plausible answer to me. Why? is it cool or hip to not like the new facebook?

Initially, for me it was a love/hate thing; i found the site hard to navigate, INITIALLY, but i was drooling at the fact that applications no longer plagued people’s main profile page.  Instead it was now placed in a separate “tab” which for me was grand. Facebook was feeling a bit “myspace-ish” to me because of that so i welcomed that well needed change.

Things got even more sour when the facebook team decided to stop everyone from switching over to the old layout; but i think it was a good move, they’ll got accustomed to it eventually.

Now here’s the lowdown of advantages for me in the new facebook:

  • People cannot PLAGUE there profiles with useless apps making there page take forever to load
  • There’s now something called “Live feed“; explained in link
  • You can now create specific filters with friends in them to streamline who you are most interested in.There are more, i’m just unable to pull them out of my head now

Written by Gordon Swaby

Gordon Swaby

Founder and CEO of social learning service EduFocal.com. I’m passionate about technology, the internet and the use of technology in education. I am a recipient of Governor General’s Youth Award, the PSOJ’s 50 Under 50 Award, The commonwealth Youth Award and many others.


Lovingly made on Tuesday, September 16th, 2008 at 8:32 pm. Filed under Webology.

  • http://rwv.blogspot.com AramZS

    I agree, the removal of useless apps from the front page ALONE would make the change worth it. But I actually like the new design and new format. Yes, some things changed and moved around and, initially, it was hard to find a few things. However, it didn't take that long before I was working with it just fine.

  • http://keystomykarma.com Aundra

    *sighs* Facebook, Facebook, Facebook it was never my forte, in fact I was threatened. Even though I'm a new user I've started to get the hang of it. Luckily, I've gotten the taste of both old and new layouts.

    The only gripes I have is you can't rearrange your profile tabs and I have even less interest in reading anyone's wall posts; since they are mixed in with insipid updates about how many pictures they tagged themselves in. The wall really separated the “I don't give a shit” from the “I really don't give a shit”, and now it's gone.

    I've never been a sucker for apps but what I would love on my page is a box with my notes making it more accessible (meaning a box directly under friends ) Can you help me with that if it's possible??….. 🙂

    I really have no qualm on whether they ruined the Facebook layout or not but what I do know is I welcome technological updates & changes .

    Currently signed in…. signing out !!

  • http://ruthibelle.blogspot.com ruthibelle

    That's funny. Yesterday, after a long hiatus, I revisited facebook, and was greeted with this whole new look and what seemed like a deliberate attempt to befuddle me… I couldn't find anything! I got so pissed… you know what my sign-in status was, right? Ruthibelle is hating the new facebook!!

    Now I agree this might very well be a myopic resistance to ultimately beneficial changes, but until I get used to it, I will be bitching about the new facebook! For now, it sux monkey nuts and I hate it!!!

  • http://kristanna.wordpress.com krista

    The nu facebook is pure, unadulterated BS…

    • http://gordonswaby.com Gordon Swaby

      Did you even take the time to read what i wrote “krista” your exactly the type of person i wrote about in my post…

  • JamaicanDawta

    Honestly, I wasn't in love with it at first, but it has since grown on me. And you're right about it not taking FOREVER to load.

  • http://taylor2nd.animesynergy.com taylor2nd

    I think it tough still. but truth be told technically this is my first facebook because i never really paid any attention to the first one. i just signed up to see what it is and how i could <s>exploit..</s> i mean use it for my own purposes such as driving traffic etc..

  • http://stunner101.blogspot.com/ Stunner

    Man I don't even remember what the older facebook looked like. But then again, I don't go on it that often.

  • amber

    hey i and a friend started a group on facebook called STOP BITCHING ABOUT THE NEW FACEBOOK LAYOUT
    all are welcom to join LOL

  • amber

    hey i and a friend started a group on facebook called STOP BITCHING ABOUT THE NEW FACEBOOK LAYOUT
    all are welcom to join LOL



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