I belong to the wonderful world of Facebook. However, their sudden “facelift” has brought about much anxiety to a lot of users. Complaints have been posted left and right. I myself got a little confused about the whole new look. But as time went on i kind of got used to it, like pretty much everything else in my life.
I read a Facebook blog and it stated there a few reasons why they did it.
1) Making mobile more social. Although I have never used my mobile phone to check and update my status and those of others (and all because my mobile phone is a dinosaur), I guess people who do has greatly appreciated this improvement. New mobile apps are being built to accommodate mobile user’s growing needs.
2) Next evolution of Messages. The device or medium for receiving messages is no longer an issue. Their tool automatically shifts gear to whatever the receiver prefers based on hardware and applications availability.
3) Friendship pages launched. Now, searching for connections and network relationships are a breeze. True, this can be a drag for people who are keeping “secret” friendships. But otherwise, it is a fast and easy way to stay connected and informed about people related to you in the network. It even links to personal domain names of your friends.
Angsts about the new Facebook is coming to a slow halt, hopefully. Change is always faced with reactions, both good and bad. I say give it a chance. Privacy issues with the new Facebook interface are for those people who have a lot to hide. But that is just my opinion.