Thursday, September 11, 2008


So Facebook is enforcing the new style / layout on everyone regardless of feedback. Interesting development but one that is perhaps not that unsurprising.

The BBC's new layout and design is a massive improvement on their old one - whenever you click on an old story the lack of white space and 'squashed' feel is immediate - yet on its release I remember lots of people complaining it was rubbish and so on. It's just change. Facebook's new layout is actually much better, or at least, not any worse. It only takes a few hours on the site to get used to it, and it's not like people don't spend that kind of time on the site.

All these people setting up 'protest' groups against the new Facebook design are never going to stop the evolution of a site where, as the news story says, 30 million people from around 40 million users have switched to the new style without any fuss.

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