How Pissed Off at Facebook Are You?

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Mark Zuckerberg officially has the ability to piss off the entire world.

Facebook (yet again) has made some unpopular changes -- the degree to which we cannot even begin to explain (the computer geeks techies at ZDNet seem to have a grasp of what's been changed and explain it all here).
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In the past 24 hours, our Facebook page has gone from a manageable inventory of what our "friends" are up to, pictures of hot chicks we haven't seen since high school, and "event" notifications for events we have no intention of attending, to a cluttered mess of non-sequential "updates."

People are pissed.

Roughly one in every four status updates from "friends" around the Valley that we spotted on our "feed" last night were people sounding off about how pissed they were about the new Facebook changes.

A few examples:

-Bill writes "why do i have newsfeeds for my newsfeeds with a rapid newsfeed just in case i was keeping up, this class is fucking boring im outta here."

-Christopher writes "If Facebook is never finished the way fashion is never finished, I'd say so far this ranks somewhere between jorts and those puffy winter coats."

-Leigh writes "Now that I've found Twitter, Facebook will never have the same luster no matter how much it alters..."

-Shannon writes "obviously facebook has no idea what i'm interested in."

-Allison writes "This new Facebook is rubbish. I prefer Twitter."

There's already a Facebook "event" titled "Switch back to the old Facebook layout." Thankfully, on the "event" page, it's explained how to switch your account settings back to the old layout (to switch back to the old Facebook: Go to Account Settings > Language > English (UK)).

The solution to the problem is likely only a temporary fix, though -- it seems all Facebook settings will soon be programmed with the current annoyances.

The message seems clear, Zuckerberg: America hates the new Facebook.

But we want to know what you think: should Facebook ditch the new format?

Cast your vote below.




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Jamesable52
Jamesable52

Tom is simply being passive aggressive. First, "It's simple. really", then, on the other hand he claims " we could grow up and show some flexibility, intellect, and interest in learning new things" & what I want to know from this important genius is, IF it's "so simple", Pray tell why would we have to show an "interest in learning new things" if it's just SO darned "simple"? You Tom are the one who needs to "grow up" & realize that each one of us is very different & we don't all conform to the same "It's simple, really" mold in which you're so encased. What's "simple" to you, may be immensely hard for someone without that particular aptitude. For them, what would you suggest? Maybe some "Simple 101" classes? Don't be overextending on your pomposity & overall know-it-allisms. Try to not sound so childish next time.

Jos Harrison
Jos Harrison

I don't have a problem with them changing things, long as the changes make sense. A straightforward  time line makes sense, why would you want things dropped in randomly?

The UK thing isn't working for me, and when i try to add friends my custom categories seem to have disappeared as choices.

manny
manny

I deactivated my account and am not returning. Too much bullshit and takes too much time.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

OK, in this case, I'm a dinosaur but I just can't see the attraction in Facebook or Twitter. Sitting in front of a monitor typing away is about the farthest thing from a "Social" action I can think of.

Jason Cox
Jason Cox

lmao 96.2% voted that they hate it. I'm pretty sure Hitler has a lower hate percentage. 

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Three people were killed last night in a two vehicle crash on Highway 93 north of Wickenberg. I doubt if the family and friends of those three victims give even a microscopic damn about FB changes today.

Let's keep things in perspective, folks.

Being alive and having to make a few changes is so much better than being dead and not having the opportunity to make changes.

Hoganhopper1978
Hoganhopper1978

wondering if it changed on my mobile? guess I find out later on. this change don't bother me because Im mostly else where on the internet

Allison Carlton
Allison Carlton

The only thing I'm worried about now...how will I explain this to my mom who will be extremely overwhelmed after just learning how to use it in the first place.

Seedy Ward
Seedy Ward

IMO Facebook has been working very hard at making changes lately. Unfortunately I don't see any positive changes among them. Perhaps they took a cue from Netflix?

ZakRulz
ZakRulz

Not really pissed.  The new layout is mildly annoying.  There's a reason I always selected Most Recent instead of Top News when it was an option.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Changes happen. Not a big deal. Learn them or don't use FB. Seems simple to me.

We live in such a spoiled society today that folks seem to think they are driving everything and the general expectation is one of immediate gratification.

I guess we could all stomp our feet demand that nothing ever change without our 'permission'.

Or, we could grow up and show some flexibility, intellect, and interest in learning new things.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

James. I don't take those things are seriously as some folks might. I don't think less of anyone for taking the changes to FaceBook seriously, I personally just don't see the need for it, based on some life experiences I've had. I don't feel the need to attack you and your personality for our difference of opinion. I value your thoughts and will learn from them, simply. Again, thanks for your opinion. Tommy (not Tom). It's my birth name. I was born in the south...

Jamesable52
Jamesable52

They'll have even MORE things to ring your bell with shortly. They aren't quite finished yet. Hold on tight, it's going to be a very bumpy ride, indeed.

Jamesable52
Jamesable52

It WAS a great help in finding old neighbors, friends that I went to Elementary School & High School with, Friends that I used to work with all of which I always wondered what happened to them & where they were, here & now out of state. I even found a High School Science teacher that I might have embarrassed when I told her how much she meant to other students & myself, & I was so glad that she fortunately hadn't died yet, like so many others have had happen, & I've even met the children & Grandkids of my friends. But that was then & this is now. Everything that was, has been turned into something VERY irritating indeed. Now Face Book has reverted to simply being Facebutt & I'm so disgusted with it now, for good reason.It's now practically impossible to navigate through without something misdirecting what you were trying to accomplish, or freezes up & makes you lose whatever you were doing, or won't post a comment like you had typed it out & you have to go back & delete what got screwed up & redo it, hoping it gets done right. Facebutt will learn the hard way what Myspace learned the hard way after they ticked everyone off with their stupid antics & not listening to anyone & thought they knew everything. They didn't & neither does Facebutt. 

Jamesable52
Jamesable52

At first they were mostly stupid enough & to be that desperate as to toss all common sense out the window until it was way too late.

Mikey1969
Mikey1969

Seriously? Roughly 300 million people in the US, and when 3 people die, the rest of the country is supposed to drop everything and enter a stage of mourning?

Jesus, talk about needing to "keep things in perspective", if you don't like the story about people being angry about Facebook's changes? <big>THEN DON'T READ THE STORY!!</big>

People are STILL allowed to be angry about Facebook changes AND be glad to be alive, you just have to learn how to multitask.

EDIT: OK, after browsing the rest of the comments here, it has come to my attention that Tommy Collins feels that he is the arbiter of what is "pertinent" on the internet. Before you care about ANYTHING, it appears that you need to run it by him first, to see if it is a worthy thing to be concerned about. He also either works for Facebook and wants you just to suck it up and deal with it, or he works for Apple and thinks that you're "holding it wrong", and that's why Facebook isn't working the way you want it to.

To sum it all up: Check with Tommy to see if any story is worthy of your concern, and learn to live with change, it is apparently ALWAYS "good for you", according to Tommy...

"Mikey, you overreacted."

Really? You didn't come on to a message board about Facebook and start telling people who expressed their issues with these changes that they didn't have their heads on straight, and should focus instead on the fact that there was an accident this weekend, which is not related AT ALL to this actual story? You're right, I must have imagined it all... It's not like there isn't an electronic record of coming in here and telling everybody that they are basically morons because they got on a story about Facebook to complain about Facebook, now is there?

Jason Cox
Jason Cox

You're probably right.... the families of those 3 people wont care, just the 2,483 friends of the families of those 3 people who have to try to find the news update on facebook will hate it... Besides... the story isn't about the families of 3 people killed in wickenberg... 

Its also not about the fishing boat overturned in China and its not about the collapsing economy in the states, or about the approval rating of the current administration among young males aged 18 - 25... You're absolutely right! This article sucks king kong balls!

We're all stupid for being effected by the things that effect us!

Cyrus
Cyrus

Perspective has nothing to do with relevance.

I'm not dead. This Facebook change is my first world problem. That is what the article is about.

Eleanor
Eleanor

Thank you Tommy, once again the man of reason. 

I had a friend hit by a truck last week while he was on his bike.  He is fine but things could have been worse.

I've been whining lately about some things in my personal life (only to myself) but I remember what I could have lost the other day.

I use facebook a lot in my business so it isn't just a personal way of life.  I don't make it my life for sure but a lot of people do.  It is their connection that they might not otherwise have.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Tell her it's a new learning opportunity. Pretty simple, actually.

Jamesable52
Jamesable52

Tom, I have not a thing against change, but I'll be darned if I'll ever put up with it when it's FORCED on me, totally unnecessary since there was not a thing wrong with the way it WAS, the way they now have it set up is just completely irritating to way more than just me. Myspace did a string of just as stupid things back years ago which drained them of followers/users exactly how it's going right now, but back then Facebutt got a bunch of people, & now they'll be losing a bunch of folks. Every time they "improve" something, I can't get anything done because of things that I type not being posted in their entirety, things that I'm typing will just disappear, being replaced by any number of stupid boxes having NOTHING to do with what I was typing, having to clear the mess & start ALL OVER again, page freeze-ups that lose EVERYTHING that I HAD been doing, & even more stupidity than just this. It happens EVERY time that anything gets "improved" & I'm sick & darned tired of it. The worst part is that it will continue on because they aren't finished "improving" things yet.

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

Your response reminds me of comedian Louis CK and his schtick about people complaining they have to push a button to choose the language they would prefer when withdrawing money from an ATM.  I like Louis CK a lot!

Eleanor
Eleanor

Oh Tommy, there you go with your damn logic again. 

My reply to facebook users if you don't use the apps then they change them. 

I had this feed a couple of months ago....must have been a test.  I never used it and it went away.  It has not come back either. 

Yes Tommy, we all have to deal with change and that is what makes us grow and learn and become better people.  Well, some of us anyway.

Peace

Cyrus
Cyrus

But a user-oriented site should listen to it's users...

Jamesable52
Jamesable52

Mike, Tom thinks that he knows everything & that "It's simple, really". He's a passive aggressive troll at best who thinks, for some unfathomable reason, that he knows everything &, yes, it must be passed in front of him to see whether it meets his smell test. I absolutely LOVE it when some idiot such as this self-appoints something like himself to be the overarching, all knowing, Grand Poobah in The Mikado. A very important type indeed. We must ALL bow down & scrape to the Genius that we are so very far under (it thinks).

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Mikey, you overreacted. I simply stated my opinion that the changes on FB were not that important to me.... and they are other things that some folks might also deem more important.

No, I don't see myself as an arbiter of anything, on the internet or otherwise.

But, like you, I post my opinion on things.

I hope you have a great time with your social media. I enjoy mine, too.

Good evening, amigo.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Jason, I haven't said a thing about the quality of the article. In fact, I find the article interesting. Hopefully at some point in your life you will realize how very important stuff like operability of a social media site really is.

It's important to you, I guess. That's good.

It's less important to me. That's good.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

You seriously need to appreciate life, my friend. If this change is the worst thing that's ever happened to you, you can count your blessings.

Facebook is a free site. It costs you nothing but your time and energy. If you don't like the changes to this form of social media, find another. OR, go to work for FaceBook and see if you can be part of the solution you are seeking.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Eleanor, I always taught my children to turn off lights when they are not needed. I once did a 'blind' climb of about 400 feet up a cliff, just for the challenge of it. I completely understand and appreciate what you are saying about some folks needing outlets such as social media. Interestingly, I also enjoy using FaceBook, but wouldn't miss it if it fell off my computer screen tomorrow.

I know I've offended some folks with my comments here. Not likely the first, and hopefully not the last.

Blind folks walk in the dark all the time. Enjoy the lights you can see, even as dim as they may be.

Enough from me.

Shalom.

Jamesable52
Jamesable52

You obviously think that everything is "Pretty simple, actually", Tom. How simple are the inner workings of the fluid dynamics of the modern automatic transmission? How do the springs & check balls, or the valves help the transmission select the gear that it needs to be in under a given situation? Any idea as to how to answer those questions, Mr. Glib Thinks You Know It All & Think that was a cute answer? Hmmmm? No, it's NOT "That simple". If it were, folks wouldn't be HAVING all the problems with this that Facebutt just laid in their laps.

Ilancer
Ilancer

You are really an arrogant crud.   I suppose there has to be one of you...  ugh

Jason Cox
Jason Cox

Moms and learning opportunities aren't usually simple and don't usually go hand in hand. Maybe you have the Einstein of moms... but mine is completely tech-tarded.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

I find it interesting that a man as young as Mr. Zuckerman has taken such a tactic. It may be that he's already tired of trying to 'rule by committee'. I can only surmise that some people are more upset about this than me because FaceBook is more important to them than me. I applaud your right to not like any changes. I applaud Mr. Z's right to make changes to his product, at risk of losing members. Should Mr. Z choose to shut down the FB site I guess that would be a significant change that might piss ME off. But I really doubt it... Again, thanks for your meaning feedback. I continue to learn, simply.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Flexibility, Cyrus. Try it, you might like it.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

James, you are absolutely correct. Thank you.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Like you, Jason, I was simply stating my opinion. Like you, I don't care if you agree with it. I hope your evening is great.

Jason Cox
Jason Cox

Maybe at some point in your life you will realize how impossible it is for you to gauge how important things are to other people, especially over the internet. 

How did you come to believe that this issue is so important to everyone that you had to "set them straight" on their hierarchy of importance? just curious

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Now it makes sense. What I meant was that I had sent a note to the Stauffer campaign for further information... Sorry about my poor communication.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Hmmmmmm.... I will have to go back and refresh my antiquated memory... sorry.

James King
James King

Speaking of which, Tommy, I never got your note.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Eleanor, I didn't make it to the meeting. Send me a note to my email and I will share some thoughts in that regard. tcniner.guy@gmail.com

Eleanor
Eleanor

I know what you mean Tommy.  Some people want to be younger and I am grateful for my knowledge and wisdom gained along my way in life. 

I also tend to offend people with my words by it is always their choice to be offended.  I have learned to not be offended by too many things.  I have had a lot of poo thrown at me because of what I do and criticism abounds....oh well, I take the good with the very little bad I have to deal with.

Did you go to the volunteer meeting for Mike Stauffer? If you did, how was it?

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Cyrus, you know more about FB than me, so I will take your word for it. Thanks for your thoughtful reply.

Temiyin
Temiyin

This has nothing to do with flexibility. If it's not broken, then don't fix it. I'm concerned with Facebook assuming who I am friends with an what is relevant to me based upon wall posts and distance.

Zuck's own Facebook 'about me' claims he wants to make the world a simpler and more connected place. I don't see how complicating the site provides for this dream.

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