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Facebook & Me: Frienenemies

21 Sep

For all of you who don’t live under a rock (thank you GEICO), you’ve probably noticed that the Facebook layout has changed. Again. Not only once, but twice in a two-day period. Instead of an easy to read format (which you could view however you liked), they’ve now combined ‘top stories’ and ‘most recent’ activity. And added a ticker-like newsfeed (I call mine ‘mini-me,‘ but feel free to call it annoying if you like)  to the right hand sidebar. And lists! Lists galore! You can keep it simple, with lists for family and close friends, or you can make up lists such as “crazy exes” or “people I went to school with once but now can’t remember because they got married and didn’t include their maiden name.” I have to admit, the lists aren’t bad. I signed in last night to find those, and thought, ‘Hey a Facebook change that isn’t too bad!’.

This morning, however, was a different story. I should have known better. Blue tabs everywhere, and goodbye easy status updates! And we have the scrolling ticker that only an epileptic — insert sarcasm — could love.

I know change is inevitable in life, but do we really need to figure out a new Facebook every two months? What are your thoughts? Love it or hate it?

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