According to BlackMediaScoop.com Facebook execs are getting an earful from peeps who HATE the new changes! The new update ‘splits’ news into ‘top stories’ and a ‘news ticker’ that crawls up the right side of the screen adds updates as they come in and more changes will be unveiled TODAY!
‘Starting today, it will be easier to keep up with the people in your life no matter how frequently or infrequently you’re on Facebook,’ wrote Facebook engineer Mark Tonkelowitz on the company’s blog.
News Feed will act more like your own personal newspaper. You won’t have to worry about missing important stuff. News ticker, unveiled at the same time, works more similarly to the old News Stream, but many users find it distracting.
But it doesn’t end there, Facebook is planning to launch several more changes. It will reportedly include new ways of showing your appreciation for your friend’s links, videos, and endless pictures of new babies, in its revamp to be unveiled during the F8 Conference in San Francisco on Thursday.
Alongside ‘like’, users will have the option of clicking ‘read’, ‘watched’ and ‘listened’. In the future a ‘want’ button may also be added.
Other improvements which will reportedly be made public at the F8 conference include a revamp of the iconic profile page and tie-ins with a string of major media companies.
Facebook is expected to use the event to reassert its dominance after the launch of Google+, its newest competitor, which has 25 million users in three months, which is just a speck of peeps in comparison to Facebook’s 750 million regular users. So far, there’s no way to go back to the old Facebook…stay tuned!
In the meantime you can let Facebook peeps hear your complaints. A page labeled “Your Home Page Suggestion” is the go-to place for letting Facebook know what you think about the latest changes to the site. The suggestion box can be accessed by entering the help center, and then selecting “browse Help Topics,” then “news feed,” and finally clicking the last link on the page.