Thursday, September 22, 2011

Facebook Changes - Good or Bad?

If you use Facebook regularly, you know they are always updating certain things, changing things around, adding new stuff, all without telling anybody in advance so that one morning you log in and it looks a certain way and then you log in again after lunch and surprise! it's all switched up and there are all sorts of annoying little explanation boxes popping up everywhere that disappear too quickly that by the time you realize you'd like to read that box again, it's long gone.  Just when you feel like maybe you're used to the latest changes, some you like, some you don't, they switch it all up again.  Seems like the past few weeks, they've been doing a whole lot more of that and while some things seem a little better, other things are totally annoying and frustrating, especially when you can't figure out how to alter or remove a certain feature.

One of my FB friends posted this last night and because it so perfectly describes the way things seem to be with the FB administrators, I just had to share it:


kate mckinnon said...

I wish everyone would just make a dang List, and then none of the changes would matter, and the scrolling status bar would be an option.

It's so easy to fix this latest mess, I can't figure out why people don't just do it!

All a person has to do is go to Lists, on the left, click on Create a List, then Manage List, and add all of the Friends they want to hear news from into that List. Then anytime they log onto FB, they can just click on that List, which handily shows in the left sidebar, and voila!

No worries about the Subscribe foolishness, no Top Stories, no scrolling sidebar, and immunity from further foolishness with the Feed.

Cynthia of Cynful Creations said...

Alas, that method didn't work for me, Kate. I made the list as you suggested but I still get the top stories, scrolling sidebar, live feed, etc. Didn't seem to make a difference at all.

Anonymous said...

Love the Dr. Seuss.

kate mckinnon said...

That is because you have to CLICK on the list! Making a list is awesome, but now use it.

When you log onto Facebook, click on whatever you named it, and that will become your feed, replacing the whole default mess.

Have you tried that?