Why do Facebook users hate change?

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  1. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight New Member

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    There is a hate in the air that cannot be ignored.


    It’s ironic that enough people have turned to the ‘fallback’ social network to lambaste Facebook by tweeting about it, to the point where anger is so clear, the #NewFacebook hashtag is trending worldwide.


    With nearly 800 million around the world using Facebook on a regular basis, there is widespread anger over changes to the ‘news feed’ — the stream of information collated on the front page of every Facebook profile — and the overall profile changes.


    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/igeneration/why-do-facebook-users-hate-change/12863
     
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  3. Kaybug

    Kaybug New Member

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    I have never been a social networker, it's just not my bag. I never even knew what Facebook was, with all my internet experience, until someone encouraged me to join. Btw, the person that encouraged me to join has also been deleted from my friends list. My friends list consists of 6 people. They are people that are actual friends in real life and I seldom log in to Facebook. I have deactivated my account more times than I can even remember. With all of that said, I don't like the way they have changed the news feeds, but it sure doesn't make or break my life in anyway.
     
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    oh_gal New Member

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    I have enough trouble navigating around this place (due to my own limitations!), much less Facebook! But I must admit, I don't like the changes to the news feed on fb.
     
  5. pghbrandi

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    I think it's because we all got used to the old one. When the old one was "new" everyone complained too. Not as much as this though. Soon we will all get used to it, then it will change, AGAIN!
    I don't really mind it. Liked the old one much better but I do like that the pics people post are bigger.
     
  6. Silkprint

    Silkprint New Member

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    I havent been on there much in a few days bit what I did see was my friends hatin' on the change .
     
  7. 2goldfish

    2goldfish Active Member

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    at this current week they're changing radically in order to try to keep up with google+ going public from invite only. this generally fails when any company does this. they might well give google more users than it would otherwise have.

    not impressed with either of 'em myself right now.
     
  8. mombomb

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    LOL - I guess in my old age I just don't like change period. My grown children got me on FB so that we could keep in touch. My thirty something daughter tried to get me to use the Flipboard iPad app for FB the other day and I hated it. Now I don't like FB either. She sent me to Google + and I don't like that either. Wow, I sound pretty negative don't I. I just like being able to quickly go to FB and see what the kids are up to. I only have 52 friends (most are relatives) and have my privacy settings so tight for fear of putting too much info out there.
     
  9. WhitneyLea

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    I know, I find it hilarious. I thought the social networking types were supposed to be the kind to EMBRACE change! I have been on facebook for more than 6 years (wow, that is hard to believe!) and that's one of the things I actually like about the site - constant evolvement and improvement, as well as a million options for customization. If that's not your thing, then fine ... but man I get tired of people freaking out every time they change something! Chill out, adapt, and learn to embrace change ... that's what the Internet is all about!!
     
  10. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Not a FBer, but it's not change people hate, it's enforced change in which they've had no say - especially in an environment which has encouraged users to think of it as "community."
     
  11. passionflower

    passionflower Just 1 tip to find a killer

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    I keep. Mine strictly for close friends and family. Never venture out. Change I just ignore.
     
  12. butwhatif?

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    In the last year or so I've started using FB daily. I'm not one of those people who have hundreds of fb friends just to make me feel good. It's all close friends and family.

    I have also set up a FB page for our schools P&C (PTA) where we post upcoming fundraisers, minutes from meetings etc.

    And when your on it as often as I am, it's annoying that they change it so often. Just as you get the hang of the new changes , they go and change it again. (I've noticed there seems to often be a slight change to google whenever FB changes too)

    I think what's most annoying is that you have to keep checking the security settings whenever they change it, because from being on WS I understand the importance of keeping my profile private.....especially since I post lot's of photos of my kids.
    And to anyone who is bothered by the new changes, you can change it back.
     
  13. athy

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    another problem the FBers have is they play the games and many of the games still have a lot of kinks in them. then FB turns around and makes these changes but the gamers are still having trouble playing their games. many of them feel FB ought to concentrate on one thing and get it fixed first before they go and add to the confusion with more changes.
     
  14. Melanie

    Melanie Inactive

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    Hi DK,

    Not a hater here - but I don't like it much either ;) I'll get used to it though. Always do!
     
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    Nefriahaia Inactive

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  16. butwhatif?

    butwhatif? New Member

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    LOL....can I steal it to post on FB?
     
  17. Nefriahaia

    Nefriahaia Inactive

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    Why sure....I stole it myself! :crazy:
     
  18. HRCODEPINK

    HRCODEPINK Verified Insider

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    While I agree that it is a free service, they wouldn't be there at all if it weren't for the people that go there. Those who understand how ad revenue is paid out will totally understand this and they are making a lot of money off of people.

    The reason that I don't like it is because it is all mixed up with times and such. I work from home and go to school and have regular friends and family on there. Although I do have some 250+ friends (even a couple from WS) I accepted each of them based on my actual desire to hear what they have to say. I don't have anyone on my facebook that I don't genuinely want to have there and there are no people that are just random people.

    I am also very OCD and like to have as much order in my life as possible. The new feed makes the posts show up in a mixed up order causing me to miss things that are important to me and I don't like the idea of facebook deciding what I will deem important. I like to choose myself what I find important.

    For those that want your feed as close to the old way as possible, there is a solution:

    I just did this and it works like a charm and gets your facebook as close to normal as I have seen! Add every single person on your friends list to a new list, manage the list by clicking on it and hitting the manage button, click on all the update types, then click the little pencil to the left of that list name on your left column and mark it as a favorite, the rearrange so it's right under news feed on that list....voila! You can see everything by everyone and in order.

    ETA: Listening to your users prevents a collapse like was seen with Myspace. Especially with the other guys just opening up to everyone!
     
  19. butwhatif?

    butwhatif? New Member

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    Seems you're following in your dad's footsteps then. :innocent:
    (Btw I wanna steal your siggy too)
     
  20. Nefriahaia

    Nefriahaia Inactive

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    Lol, be my guest.
     
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