Everyone Is Confused By Facebook`s New Layout

Submitted by: slappy 7 years ago Tech
http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,28348,25182614-5014239,00.html

This Daily Telegraph article sums it up nicely.
There are 87 comments:
Male 168
Geez! This is considered news? The same thing happens anytime ANYTHING changes. There always a bunch of people who get all "up in arms" over it. It makes me kinda sad, really. At the rate technology changes if you can`t handle a change to a website, you cna expect to one day be the old person screaming at the ATM because you can`t figure out how these new fangled contraptions work.
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Female 98
If you don`t like it... don`t use it. Its not that complicated anyway.
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Male 70
"there quoting comments from facebook...
great journalism"

I was about to say the same thing. I mean, I could have written that...

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Male 1,232
I think the old facebook was better, it`s way too simple now. Now it`s just where is everything?
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Male 197
there quoting comments from facebook...
great journalism
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Male 122
3 Sides to this argument:

1 - "I`m afraid of change, plus I`m too stupid to understand information if it isn`t organized in the format I`ve become used to."

2 - "I hate facebook," (*checks facebook account*) it sucks." (*checks again*) Facebook is for losers (*pokes everyone from his graduating class - confused and saddened by the lack of response*)

3 - (*Shrug*) "Who cares?"

I fit in at 3. May I presume to express, on behalf of all who join me in my opinion, thanks to the rest of you. Your antics are entertaining in the exteme.

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Male 1,153
A. its not that much different
B. people will forget about it in a wek or so
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Male 338
well that goes in the "who give a sh*t" pile
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Male 2,238
Yeah yeah..*generic comment about hating FB*
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Female 5
i just don`t understand why they took away the ability to change the story sizes on my profile. i USED that. constantly. :[
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Female 741
screw facebook
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Male 199
I`m with dragonshadoz on this... All my friends are "OMG! Y did fbook chng agn??? I r confuzed."

There`s nothing much different anyways.

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Female 4,028
God, some of you guys are whiners.
It`s honestly not that f-cking difficult to navigate. For f-ck`s sake...
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Male 44
its justa page layout change. PEBKAC imo
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Male 15,832
Couldn`t care less. zzzz
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Female 167
Everybody just needs to chill,
Sit back,
Relax,
And let Facebook make them its bitch.
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Male 142
I was just getting the hang of it. Now everythings moved and I can`t find any of the bazzilion requests I probably have for some dumb thing like someone "Cleaning up my Coral Reef!!!"
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Female 459
"I don`t have a Facebook account. There, I said it."

Ahh, I too sir do not have one. Let`s start a clan. :-P

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Female 105
Ahh, the only way facebook would change back is if they lost users, which they wont, sooo... kinda pointless to argue too much. Personally, i dont have many friends on there, but the only reason im on it more than myspace is cause the apps seem more interesting
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Female 252
Just as I was warming up to Facebook they go and do something like this. I hate the new layout.
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Female 1,963
I love watching everyone freak out every time anything changes. Does anyone else remember when it changed last time, just a few months ago? And how much everyone hated it? And how everyone got used to it in a few weeks? People will adjust, just like they always do. It`s better this way, anyway.
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Female 1,082
i hate the new layout. it took me like 15 minutes yesterday just to write a new note just because i couldnt find the option on the application.
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Male 5,094
I don`t have a Facebook account. There, I said it.
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Female 513
I hate this new layout although it won`t affect me much since I don`t use Facebook a whole lot anyway.
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Female 26
I still use facebook for contacting friends who are not on myspace, but I`m getting really fed up that they keep changing it. When myspace updated their profile layout and homepage layout, they gave their users an option as to if they wanted to continue using the old layout. We shouldn`t have to change if we don`t want to.
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Male 486
I don`t understand why they haven`t changed it back. I honestly don`t know a single person who likes it. Everyone is complaining about it in their statuses and feedback. Why aren`t they responding?
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Female 4,447
I only got a Facebook account because I have one friend who refuses to use MySpace. Facebook is more confusing now than it was before.
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Male 492
it only tripped me up because when the change over happened, i had navagated away from the home page and came back to it being totally different, like with in a matter of min. I just went, "Oh!...Okay, let`s try to figure out where things are...again." I roll with change pretty easily.
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Male 307
Whats` "Facebook"?

One sec my pager is going off...

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Female 1,578
The thing i dont understand is.. Don`t they see that nobody likes the new layout? Why wouldn`t they give people what they want? I mean, we are the ones using it.
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Female 2,027
i thinks its crap
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Female 738
I honestly hate the facebook change, but nothing I do or say will change it back, and it`s not worth my crusading anyway.
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Male 151
i think that with all these unpopular changes that facebook has been making, we may see another networking site pop up sometime in the near future, one that is like the old facebook...

i liked facebook better than myspace because it was sleeker and didn`t have all that crap people can put on their myspace...but now facebook is kinda like a watered down version of myspace...not as annoying, but the similarities are there

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Male 151
yeah opie...its just the f*cking placement of buttons...

i guess we can`t complain about the new ipod nano since they moved the buttons to the headphones...who cares about convenience

if something sucks it shouldn`t be made...you can`t defend it just by saying "oh your too sensitive"

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Male 11,740
"I remember everyone complained when IAB changed the layout, many complained but after a week everyone got use to it."

I still don`t like the "new" look here. I don`t read comments anymore unless they are one of the 5 or 6 on the front page. Half the time even those don`t make sense because it`s a reply to something that`s a page or two back.

I am not crazy about the new FB but I`ll get used to it. Like I did here.

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Female 1,269
i wasnt confused...
its different but come on people...
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Female 1,653
I hate Facebook either way, but Im still not deleting it. I go on maybe once every 4 months to delete all the requests XD
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Female 4,028
I think it`s funny how so many people dislike it and call it confusing. Honestly, I don`t see much of a difference.

I remember when YT changed and everyone had their panties in a twist, but they got used to it, as will the Facebook users.

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Male 610
Everyone complains from there`s change, I remember everyone complained when IAB changed the layout, many complained but after a week everyone got use to it.
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Male 2,076
scratch number 4. me and scarybadger are both awesome.
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Male 2,076
they received 30,000 emails. On one hand thats not a lot compared to how many people use the site...on the other hand, that`s 30,000 who actually cared enough, figured out how to and then WROTE an email to facebook complaining. In that respect, that`s a lot of people. That said, comments on this site can be split up into several groups.

1) those who hate facebook...who get off on hating something popular

2) those who dislike the change...and can`t handle change in their life

3) those who surprised and disgusted by the fact people are complaining...really? seriously? you live on earth. People complain about everything. its not anything new. Yelling at them to get used to it is as productive as saying complaining about the change in the first place

4) me...and i`m awesome

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Female 6
i dont care
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Male 1,220
I deleted my account after the first change. Man I hate facebook.
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Male 309
do i like it as much as the old one? no
will i claim to be madly in love with it to piss off all the people who makes groups trying to get it changed and stupid crap like that? yes
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Male 476
Yeah, no offense,but the layout of this site is terrible
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Male 414
I`d like to register my complaint now for when Fancylad decides to change the layout of IAB
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Male 404
The only thing I hate about the new Facebook is "Steam". I don`t get it. News Feed was so much easier to understand. Everything else I don`t really mind.
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Male 506
Opie, I like you more and more every day. When all of my friends started throwing little hissy fits, I just resolved to get used to it. That`s what happened last time, so just go with the flow, people!
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Female 525
People just don`t like change. As simple as that.
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Male 4,547
I agree with Opie.

In fact from now on, if she says something, assume I agree unless I say otherwise.

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Female 2,064
This is kind of a weird subject to write a news article on...
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Female 15,763
OH MY GOD.

IT`S JUST THE F*CKING PLACEMENT OF BUTTONS.

People care FAR too much about this! Do you know how RIDICULOUS it sounds to complain about the layout of something? Good god...

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Male 629
Did people not see the notice at the top of their FB before they made the change? FB actually told people the change is coming and showed an idea of what it was going to be like. I`m surprised these people are shocked, being the FB fans that they are. >>
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Male 80
thanks*
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Male 80
@norris.for the very clever diss for facebook users. =)(fu*ktard)
Things change and people complained like this about the last change, it didn`t make them put the old one back, so why complain really? The change is still there and they will probably change it again someday, get over it and learn how to use the new one.

=)

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Male 89
I agree with the fact that its there site and you don`t have to go on it if you don`t like it
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Male 1,053
Lol, ...
what the hell
seriously...
really...
is it that big of a deal to be in the newspaper?
i think it looks better
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Female 1,652
omg i am so confuuuuuuuused!!!!1111

:-/

Seriously, people complain too much about layout changes.

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Male 1,011
Hmm I dont use fagbook so I cant complain either way!

Hurrah.

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Female 340
Wow... it wasn`t that extreme!
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Male 670
Stop complaining. If you honestly get confused by using Facebook or bugged by how long it takes for you to do something, you obviously use it too much.
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Female 308
Ha...I`ve been looking forward to the new layout since they announced it! I actually changed my status to complain about not having it when the majority of my friends switched over(and then got it 20 minutes later)
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Male 427
I dislike the new layout, simply because i wasnt aware it was going to happen. but im getting used to it. But are people so unable to adapt to simple website changes? God, makes me wonder how thr US will adapt to our black president.
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Female 262
lol @KillTheWeak
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Male 506
From the article:
"`It is terrible, if it ain`t broke don`t fix it,` said another user, Dawn."

It was broken, so they fixed it.

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Male 70
i still had not gotten used tro the last layout change to facebook when this one came out. I was still figuring out how to do this or that and now i have to start all over again and i`m already confused
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Male 1,765
Oh, boohoo, I can`t figure out how to use a simple web page. Again, what is this I`m using? A cawm-pew-ter, you say?
Just get used to it, crybabies.
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Male 1,254
I don`t mind when Facebook changes, but the only thing that irked me about this one is that they made it a 12 step process for me to get to my groups.

I usually like to check those out every time I get on, the new layout made it a bit more inconvenient. But oh well, maybe they`ll put it back.

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Male 80
i agree with perfection, thats why i never change my underwear.
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Male 1,788
Change is foreign and scary.
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Male 868
I really don`t plan on stop bitching about it. This change was pretty drastic, I`m still not the able to figure the new layout out. It`s so messy. Bleh.
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Female 74
i don`t care all that much, but I do prefer the old layout. The new one gives away too much information. I liked being able to take a reaally cringey quiz then delete the app and no-one would know.
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Female 189
So how do you make a friends list?
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Female 91
In a month,no one will remember what old facebook looked like anyway.
I like the changes.
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Male 245
its not that bad. bitching is earth`s international pastime.
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Male 2,159
It`s really not that different. But then, I mostly use the Facebook app in my iPod Touch, and that hasn`t changed a bit, so I didn`t know the old Facebook terribly well.
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Male 130
I really love how some of the comments skipped English class...
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Female 1,142
I don`t really use Facebook enough to care. :|
Wait... why am I commenting then?
Huh...
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Female 662
I don`t have a facebook, therefor I really don`t care if they change their layout.
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Male 1,270
I guess people can`t see the fact that these changes are better in the long run.

A decent GUI delivers the needed information quickly and effectively. That is EXACTLY what the new layout/features does.
Sure, it`s different...but I guess most people who complain know nothing of Human-Computer interaction, and the like.

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Male 277
I personally have no issue with the new layout, it was like that last time it changed too.
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Male 376
Is there really nothing else going on in Australia? lol
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Female 495
Newsworthy stuff indeed.
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Male 1,289
who...cares?

Just get used to it

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Female 264
oh well... we`ll get used to it after a while, just like with the other change
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Male 64
When face book changed the first time, people were up in arms about that, now that it`s changed again people want it back that way....Can the internet agree on anything?
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Male 129
Link: Everyone Is Confused By Facebook`s New Layout [Rate Link] - This Daily Telegraph article sums it up nicely.
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