Last year, the popular social networking site “Facebook” made changes that were rather unpopular at the time. Groups were made, college newspaper articles were written and students expressed their general discontent regarding the site’s new “Facelift.”
Among the differences to the new site included the infamous “newsfeed,” the “minifeed” located conveniently on every user’s profile and who can’t forget the maker’s decision to open Facebook up to the general public.
People were disappointed. More than that, people were pissed. I was pissed.
What has become of this travesty? Absolutely nothing.
The “Anti-New Facebook” groups started to grow exponentially when the differences were first realized by avid users.
But now, every time I log onto Facebook, I see that another friend has left one of the many “Official Petition: Keep Facebook’s Door Closed” groups.
The Houstonian was just one of several student newspapers that documented Facebook’s changes and students’ respective reactions, which were generally negative. But now, that issue of the newspaper is collecting dust in a archive box behind me. No follow up story will be written. There is nothing to write about.
I knew this was going to happen. I almost wrote a column about it. I should have- it is actually kind of humorous.
Everyone gets caught up in the hype, but no one even knows what they are complaining about. Facebook is just a taste of the fickle-ness of the general public, myself included.
“All talk and no play” they say. And it’s true. When it comes down to it, no one has the guts to stand up for anything.
The other day, however, my friend did have the guts to call me cynical. I disagree, I’ve been told I’m quite the opposite, but that’s besides the point.
In conclusion, while you guys continue reading the rest of the wonderful Houstonian, I’ll be on Facebook, most likely spying on people.
And you know what? I’ll enjoy it, just like you people have come to enjoy seeing what others do on Facebook every minute of the day.
The new additions to Facebook are exactly what everyone wanted. We just didn’t know it at the time. The makers of Facebook did, and that’s how you succeed in life.