I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time staying on top of the constant changes on Facebook. There’s a big fuss among the users whenever there’s a major change, but everyone seems to settle down once they get used to them. In many cases, the changes are actually good; it’s just frustrating to have to keep learning new ways of doing things. The most recent set of changes are no exception. It seemed like half the conversations on Facebook last week were about Facebook!
Well, guess what – more changes are on the way very soon!
To learn about the upcoming changes and for help navigating the “new” Facebook, check out the following recent posts.
- Five Facebook Changes and What You Need to Know from Social Media Examiner
- What The New Facebook Changes Mean For Businesses from Fast Company
- Facebook is scaring me by Dave Winer
- 5 Facebook Privacy Settings you NEED to know by Nicky Kriel
For a more light-hearted look, watch this video from HappySlip:
What I like about the new Facebook:
Smart lists make it easier to follow people from different parts of my life and to share updates with only specific lists.
Posted images are now larger in the newsfeed. Not only do I find this esthetically pleasing, in many cases it saves me having to click through to see the full size image.
Mouseover effect on news ticker means you can quickly see more details and decide whether to click through or not.
What I don’t like:
Based on what I see in my own news feed and the data available to me, I suspect that the people who like my Organized Assistant page are not seeing all of my updates. That’s unfortunate, but reinforces the importance for businesses to not rely on Facebook or any single social media site as their main form of marketing.
A lot more information is included in our news feed now, including comments friends make to people we aren’t friends with – and vice versa. This means once again reviewing our privacy settings, as described in Nicky Kriel’s article. Of course, it’s even better to avoid posting anything you don’t want made public!
What are your thoughts about the recent Facebook changes?