Posted on: September 24, 2011 /
How long will it take us to learn how to use the new Facebook? Have you figured it out yet? Perhaps a better question would be, how long will it take us to learn to like the new facebook? Or at least me, I really don’t like the changes. First, they mess with the newsfeed, putting only the things facebook thinks is most important, which makes for a lot of data sifting. It also makes you miss a lot of things that you probably don’t want to miss, and see others that well… maybe you don’t want to see. Then yesterday, at F8, (which is their anual conference for developers,) they announce this thing they call timeline. Basically, Facebook is getting a blogging feature, (not like it needs one.) I don’t particularly want to curate all my stuff on facebook. I already have a blog,and if I want to start another one, I can easily make one without using facebook for that. I would like to start one for links at some point, (by the way.) The way I interpreted the anouncement is that, most of the stuff will be automatically added to the timeline, so anything you post will be added, (I’m sure there’ll be some settings that say something like, “don’t add this kind of thing.”) But otherwise, it will put everything in. I’ve decided that I don’t really want to be a part of the timeline when it comes, so I intend to not use facebook for anything else but what it’s supposed to be for, to keep up with friends, (and what friends are doing.) They also announced that they would use Spotify, (the music service,) to allow you to share what you’re listening to, and find out what your friends are listening to. They’re doing the same thing with news, and TV shows, and it’s all part of the timeline. So yeah, I already don’t like the feed changes, I don’t think I’m going to like these other ones. I would quit facebook, but it’s hard when a lot of my extended family and friends from church, (or friends who live far away,) are on there. It isn’t like everyone’s using Google+ yet.
Via that’s my answer