Facebook Changing News Feed, Prepare for Backlash
This Thursday, March 7th, Facebook plans to unveil a new look to their News Feed. Like?
In order to keep up with competitors in the ever-growing social network industry, Facebook has continued to make changes to cater to its users. The problem is: Facebook users hate change. The site will host media and guests at their Menlo Park, Calif. headquarters to premiere the “new look” of its News Feed.
The popular social networking site’s last major change came in 2011 when it added the timeline feature, and also tweaked the news feed to show important or recent posts. All profile eventually turned over to the new layout in 2012.
Some tech blogs are already predicting the new changes for News Feed. TechCrunch reported that Facebook was toying with a new mobile News Feed that would ditch the traditional blue and white layout for one that syndicates news into different categories like music, news, gaming, and video categories with a more image-friendly interface. An updated and more advanced algorithm that only feeds you news you’d be interested in is also a possibility.
Facebook remains the most popular site of them all, recently reaching its one billionth user in October of 2012. However, don’t expect the changes to go over easy with its users. Back when timeline launched, the page “I Hate Timeline” was created in opposition and amassed more than 45,000 likes.