Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Slap in the Facebook

Facebook's new newsfeed has received a bit of feedback - in the shape of 1,231,797 (at time of writing) members joining the 'CHANGE FACEBOOK BACK TO NORMAL!!' Facebook group.

We're seeing an unprecented rise of grassroots action such as this - be it in response to bad journalism, controversial programming or, shock horror, the apparent inability to see what your friends are thinking in real time.

With Facebook and Twitter constantly fighting to improve their interfaces, it'll be interesting to see if Facebook reverses its decision. It appears neither of them have yet worked out that it is possible to exist in harmony as two very different communications platforms.

That said, I barely notice the difference in my Facebook feed - aside from that I get slightly more relevant posts in the new version?