I want my Facebook back…

October 5th, 2011 in .Blogs
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I’m getting too old for this s**t
Roger Murtaugh in Lethal Weapon

That’s exactly how I feel regarding these new Facebook changes.

While my, ahem, younger colleague Mark (not Zuckerberg) welcomes and likes the new Facebook changes.  I, like most other folks out there, had a rude awakening several weeks back when I fired up Facebook and was met by an “enhanced” interface.

Now we all know this isn’t the first time Facebook has rolled out improvements to the site, and it draws flak from account holders each time. But hey, they can’t please everybody, can’t they? It’s been all good thus far, but this latest update takes the cake.

Like the Evil Monkey from Family Guy, I’m pointing an angry finger at that scrolling ticker on the top right of the page. It’s a ticker alright, with each tick testing my patience. Most friends have noted that my Facebook log-on time did drop drastically since its introduction, that’s how averse I am to it.  Netizens sought for ways to get rid of the ticker, with some switching to the UK English language setting, but it only delayed the  inevitable.

All this even before Facebook Timeline rolls out. Fuhgettaboutit. I’m not even going anywhere near that. I just want the Facebook I know, and I’m sure a lot of you feel the same.

But the new update is not all doom and gloom, I happen to like the…erm…photo upload feed. The photos that appear on my newsfeed are now bigger, and bigger is better right?

If we don’t like something, we can simply avoid it. But not Facebook. I’d advise you to go cold turkey and delete your account but we know that’s never going to happen because all I could find was a “deactivate my account” link. It’s a lot like Hotel California, you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.

If I’m struggling with the new Facebook, what about the older generation like my parents who joined the site barely a few months ago? Then again if I’m quoting Danny Glover (who???) from a movie that came out in 1987, maybe I really am too old for this s**t.

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