Facebook changes- a discussion

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  1. Gargoyle
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    Lots of joy, angst, and apathy out there about the new Facebook overhaul. Yes, this isn't strictly "travel technology", but it is so ingrained everywhere that it does have strong travel technology implications.

    For starters, here's a good article about the changes, the reasoning behind them, and the intended goals:

    http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011/09/facebook-new-profile-apps/all/1
     
  2. catgirl
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    Not a fan of the changes. I wish we would have the option to switch to the new version, as we did for a time before it changed not too long ago.
     
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    They suck.....

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    I am gonna have to look at Google Plus.... I really don't like it, at all!

    The reality is that my primary interest in FB was maintaining closer contact with 10 siblings and 75 nieces and nephews. I'd like to think where they go, I will go but the truth is I may just have to maintain less contact with them.

    Have I said I do not like the changes?
     
  5. viguera
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    The facebook changes are all a precursor to their new Timeline setup. But the whole business of "modules" and embedded music makes me think of MySpace 3 years ago.

    Then again, 2011 is not 2008... the bandwidth wasn't there, nor was HTML5 and the processing power of some of today's computers, so we'll see how it works out.

    I've been playing with it so far and it's not bad, although I'm more fond of Google+ for "professional" stuff.

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    Surely the changes would make it easier to maintain contact with them, as it allows you to group them into a special newsfeed where only they can be heard.

    I quite like the timeline feature, but it does display absolutely everything so I had to go through past years and selectively remove some embarrassing comments :p
     
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  7. Gargoyle
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    I understand they are rolling it out through the system, but not all at once; with 800 million users it will take a bit of time. Your screenshot shows that you have the features now, or maybe you're using the beta? I have some of it on mine, (the right side newsfeed in particular) but still have a lot of the old interface.

    It does look interesting, and it is important that, as samh004 says, we can go back and delete some of our history.
     
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    I'm just exhausted with everything moving on the page all the time. I can't click on what I want to see. When I try to do so, the page has usually moved and I click on the wrong item.
     
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  9. viguera
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    They're phasing it in but everyone should have it by the end of September. The option is there for facebook developers now to switch their profile, but only other developers can see it now, not the general public.

    It's an interesting feature, but the problem -- just like with everything facebook -- is that they're saying "here, this is what you're gonna use now, love it or go away", which is what sort of turns people off to the whole endeavor.
     
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    Not a fan of the changes and all their recent changes. Nowadays I barely log in to Facebook, partly because of the many changes they had made recently, it was hard to keep up.
     
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    The changes mean less FB time, more MP/FT time. ;)
     
  12. joejones
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    I wish they would fix their ridiculously buggy iPhone app, which is how I normally have to access Facebook since it's blocked at work...
     
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