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Herrrrrrrrre We Go Again (Facebook Newsfeed Changes)

March 13, 2013

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I just returned from a meeting & groaned quite loudly when Facebook started showing me little pop-up boxes to read on my page.

My initial reaction?
OH NO, FACEBOOK – WHAT HAVE YOU CHANGED NOW?!
(Yes, even online marketers sometimes disagree with what social networks do).

There’s an “official blog post you can read from Facebook here ~ https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10151359587673920 & there’s also a Mashable post that came out today ~ http://mashable.com/2013/03/13/facebook-news-feed-redesign-concept — & now there’s my blog post, which you are reading right now . . .

Here’s what I gleaned from these other posts (as the most important parts):

  • The move is a part of a greater effort to give users more control over the stories they want
  • It will “declutter” my newsfeed
  • The “Following” feed now lets you see stories related to your interests

& then delving into more blog posts this really has me wondering if:

  • This move will find people terribly confused by dozens of News Feed options
  • Facebook algorithms are still making decisions for me on which friends I want to see content from
  • Will I really use this new “following” option in my feed, because it requires a seperate click?

If you are familiar with the underpinnings of FB, you’ll note that these new “options” seem to be exactly what their old “lists” options were.  Now a person has access to them in a different place, with more ease.  Hmmm.  I guess we’ll all have to see how it goes.

No worries Facebook, of course I’ll give it a whirl.  I mean, you are the bread to my butter, so it behooves me to understand you to the Nth degree.  But, I can’t help but wonder . . . as Facebook gets “simpler” – does it really just get more complicated?

& we thought that status was reserved for those crazy personal relationships.

Connect. Inform. Grow. Simplifying Social Media!
Rose Caiazzo of Rose Consulting, LLC
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