Facebook’s News Feed, which tells users what their friends are up to, endured changes earlier this week that had many users wishing there was a ‘dislike’ button to voice their disapproval. Fortunately, Facebook respects the voice of its users and many were able to share their thoughts on the Facebook Blog.
Brandi Genest Weeks’s comment on the Facebook Blog embodies how many who dislike the changes feel: “Quite frankly I don’t want Facebook deciding who is most important in my life,” she said. “I want my news feed to just go chronologically and if I want to hide posts from someone, I will.”
However, while you may not personally know anyone who likes the changes, they are out there. According to George Mathis, who blogs for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, more than 1,300 Facebook users ‘liked’ the changes before he published his post at 9:36 a.m. on Wednesday morning.
If your heart is still aching for the old News Feed though, don’t worry, Facebook hasn’t completely forgotten about you. Along with the recent changes came the addition of the Ticker – a feed in the top right-hand corner that gives users updates in chronological order – similar to the old News Stream.
But is this only the beginning? In an effort to compete with Google+, which has already drawn more than 10 million users, rumors are flying about additional changes to Facebook. A “massive site makeover,” according to USA Today, would bring music services, mobile advances, and next-generation video sharing.