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Facebook.. really?

Facebook has become very popular over the last few years with its simple design and appeal to college students. However, the popular networking site is doing way too much nowadays in terms of design and membership rules. The design of the site continues to change, and every time it does there is negative feedback from Facebook users. Some even argue that the site is trying to be more like Myspace because of all the new applications that have become a part of Facebook. I get tired of getting a million different application requests every time I log into Facebook. Also, the old version of Facebook required that you be a college student or be invited by someone who already has an account in order to obtain membership. The new Facebook allows any and everybody to join; all you have to do is sign-up from the homepage.

I miss the old version of Facebook… the design was much better using the beauty of simplicity, and there weren’t so many little kids thinking they’re grown because they got a Facebook account.

3 Comments

  1. Sarah Yarbrough wrote:

    I totally agree with you. The old design of facebook was so much cleaner, organized, and pleasing to the eye. Now I feel like facebook is so cluttered! All those applications are so annoying and all the Ads too. I still use facebook all the time, but I don’t like how my grandparents and random cousins are on it…old people should NOT be on facebook! Just my opinion. It sucks that the site lost it’s integrity just to make money. But these days everyone’s a sell out.(I’d probably sell out too for BILLIONS of dollars too!)

    Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 10:12 pm | Permalink
  2. John Cipriani wrote:

    I think that people are always going to be resistant to change. They feel comfortable with a certain look or feel and become annoyed when the format has changed slightly. Arguably the layout has become easier to filter out things like photos, status updates, and news feeds. Although I remember having a wtf moment when facebook changed, after two weeks I vaguely remember what the old layout looks like. Further more, it was only a matter of time before the advertisements took over as more and more started to join. In order to make more money they had to allow everyone on facebook. Don’t worry there’ll be a new social networking site in a couple years.

    Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 9:33 am | Permalink
  3. Natalie Andrews wrote:

    I agree with you. Those applications really annoy me. What is the point of sending someone a bumper-sticker, or a drink, or whatever! How about sending them a message to go out and get a real drink, in person! I too liked the simplicity of the old Facebook!

    Monday, September 28, 2009 at 3:39 pm | Permalink