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Users Infuriated by Facebook Change

Users Infuriated by Facebook Change

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The new changes to Facebook indicate that using Facebook pages for business could now get a little easier in some ways – and perhaps a little harder in others.

You probably noticed that there were several changes when you opened up your Facebook account this morning.  In response to some of what people and business owners were finding attractive about Google+, one of the changes that was made addresses the users ability to group their ‘friends’.  This will help in segregating your posts into ones that you want your more personal connections to see and ones that are more for non-personal or business uses.  This certainly marks a new era in using Facebook pages for business and using Facebook for purely personal uses.

Users Infuriated by Facebook Changes

The news feed is the first thing a user sees when logging on to Facebook; previously, the news feed was a simple stream of information: Friends’ status updates, posted photos, shared links, etc. Facebook had been grouping similar status updates — for example, friends’ comments on a recent Philadelphia Phillies game — for a few weeks now and today made even more changes: Popular and heavily-commented topics will be at the top of the news feed when a user logs in.

In a blog post, Facebook likened the change to a newspaper: “All your news will be in a single stream with the most interesting stories featured at the top. If you haven’t visited Facebook for a while, the first things you’ll see are top photos and statuses posted while you’ve been away.”  Original Story Here.

While this article mostly talks about how users are upset by the changes, I think that it really speaks to the fact that Facebook is certainly not ready to just roll over and let Google+ have all the fun.  While Google+ certainly saw a huge jump in use and buzz at the outset, it has tapered off and now that Facebook is making adjustments…it opens up the playing field a bit. If using Facebook pages for business is on your agenda (which it should be) then you will want to be paying attention.

Of course, that depends on how you choose to see the news about the updates.  How about you? Are you happy with the changes or upset?  Let us know by entering your comments in the form below.

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4 comments

  1. The interesting thing is, that people seem to let Facebook do it in the end. People shout and complain – but Facebook holds the monopoly on social media. I know that’s a bold statement, but let’s face it – there is no other portal that comes even close.

    I do see potential in G+, however. It’s strength is integration with all of Google’s services, and I think that’s how it will end up building a user base that may one day threaten FB.

  2. The feed facebook is a big problem, it fails to show a lot of content pages for your users, even if the user has chosen to give like he fails to bring information that the user would get to see.

  3. I like this topic. It has sense unlike other posts found in the internet. Anyway, I like how the Facebook made their changes. It is more easier for me to view top feeds. I like it just the way it is.

  4. It’s interesting to see the changes made by Facebook over the last year as they attempt to hone and refine the website to maximize ad support. While they say that their main goal is to make a good product for the end user, it seems to me they prefer to make things better for themselves and their wallet.

    I agree with Florian that Google+ has great potential, and could replace Facebook. I think where it may be able to take over is with the younger crowd. If they’re able to cater to up and coming generation where they choose Google+ over Facebook, then we’ll really start to see it take off.

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