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The new fb profile page

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Jo., Dec 7, 2010.

  1. Jo.

    Jo. Well-Known Member

    Facebook totally needs some help from Kier and Mike, cos the new changes totally suck! They are getting less and less streamlined and neat, and more irritating and clumpy. I hate it and now I'm stuck with it! Grrrr! Give me xf over fb in terms of usability, nice looking, slick, well designed software!

    Very disappointed! :(
  2. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    Its like everything... it eventually hits a pinnacle and requires change due to constant demands for further features / abilities. Its that age old question... how to achieve such things without obstructing the default clean starting point? I hope XF solve this themselves... as buyers will want features to continue paying them; XF need to be paid to remain in business; yet if you constantly add to a system you endup with VB / IPB / PHPBB as the end result! Cluttered with additions.
  3. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    I actually only just logged into FB today for the first time in months.
  4. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    Did something change? I do not see it here?
  5. Jeffin

    Jeffin Well-Known Member

  6. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    I have changed it, but I'm not sure I like it better than the old one.
  7. Jeffin

    Jeffin Well-Known Member

    I just realized, you can't go back to the old one if you changed. So don't change if you don't like it.
  8. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

  9. Jason

    Jason Well-Known Member

    Eventually, you'll be stuck with it regardless.

    The way they're deploying this change is quite smart, though -- letting it happen virally. They always get a lot of negative feedback with each new feature they add, or change they make. People are going to see when their friends switch to the new profile. If several of their friends do it, then it'll probably be all the more convincing to give it a try, given that people trust their friends more than the evil, privacy evading company that is Facebook.

    Anyway, my first take on the new design: Facebook + MySpace-like focus on media + Linked-in-like focus on employment/education details wrapped up into one. The Twitter-like stuff came awhile back.
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  10. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    I just looked at the video, and it looks ok. I guess change is a hard thing... people don't do change well.
  11. captainslater

    captainslater Well-Known Member

    I think it's ok and it just needs time to evolve.
  12. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    yeah, I'm not a big fan of it. It's way too cluttered.
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  13. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    I'm not changing until I am forced to, as I don't like it at all.
  14. Quillz

    Quillz Well-Known Member

    It looks fine to me. I don't see what the big deal is.

    Some people just hate change.
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  15. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    and some people like change...but only change that is good. :)
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  16. twhiting9275

    twhiting9275 Active Member

    Exactly. Unfortunately, I have to agree with those that 'hate change' as it is this time (usually I don't).
    This profile change really looks ugly!
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  17. Jo.

    Jo. Well-Known Member

    It's not so much that it's a change - I like change if it brings improvements, and even less preferable changes can be good for us. This change, however, is neither of those imo. It's cluttered, full of bigger ads (unless you have an adblocker installed), gets rid of all the more useful information so that it's shoved way out of the way, leaving huge blocks of useless rubbish. If you try to remove the things you don't like/want to show up, you're left with stupid messages in their place telling you to 'add' this or 'add' that info to your page... making it look messy, cluttered and unfinished.

    What's so bad about being able to personalise your profile a bit and to be able to see the info you want to see and not the stuff you don't want to see? It just feels like every new 'upgrade' takes away less user choice and that really irritates me. If I want to be on LinkedIn, I'll go there. I don't want fb to be trying (badly) to do somethng similar to my profile page there where I'm there for a completely different reason! Grrr!

    sorry - rant over lol.
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  18. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    As someone who is (purposely) unfamiliar with facebook, does anyone have links to a old vs new pages that are viewable by guests?
  19. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

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  20. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    Those both require people to log into fb before they can be seen Grover. :)

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