The Punchline

Refreshing Facebook bothers users… again

Jeremy Hobson Sep 22, 2011

We may think we’re okay with change, but really, who are we kidding?

When it comes to the internet, we like things to look the same. The biggest sites — Google, Yahoo, YouTube, Wikipedia — look about the same today as they did when they started.

But Facebook wants to stay fresh. It unveiled some alterations to its homepage yesterday, adding a real-time ticker of updates, and making some of the photos in the Newsfeed bigger.

Doesn’t seem like such a big deal — but it’s got Facebook users livid.

“I signed up for Google+ today,” said one.

Ridiculous, said another.

And TV host Joy Behar tweeted: “I’ve wasted so much valuable time trying to figure out the #NewFacebook, I’ve barely had time to play solitaire on my iPad.”

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